A drought tolerant landscape is a very effective way to conserve water. In Silicon Valley there are many California native plants and plants from other countries such as Australia that are well adapted to drought and are very attractive. With a little planning, you can create a drought tolerant landscape which is more attractive than the typical lawn bordered by shrubs and flowers.
There are a number of rebates locally which provide a significant enticement to change your landscape. A $300 “Rain Garden Rebate”, and a $4 per sq.ft. “Lawn Be Gone Rebate” are two of those available. Please visit “Drought Tolerant Landscape – Water Conservation – Rebates“.