South Bay Water Wise Garden Tour

South Bay Water Wise Garden Tour

The South Bay Water Wise Garden Tour is a self-guided tour of South Bay gardens, serving the areas of El Segundo, Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, and Torrance in Southern California.




The purpose of this garden tour is to:

  • Provide South Bay residents with the opportunity to see first-hand gardens using
    water-wise techniques and plants
  • Illustrate that healthy, attractive gardens can flourish with less water usage
  • Motivate residents to try gardening using water-wise techniques
  • Inspire gardeners to provide wildlife habitat in their gardens
  • Provide an outing the whole family can enjoy

Throughout the tour you will encounter the beauty and pristine look of South Bay Area
Gardens that embrace the water wise gardening philosophy.

To find out more about Water Wise Gardening, click here

Water-Wise Gardening, what is it?

Here are some helpful suggestions:
#1 One of the biggest consumers of water in the lawn and by replacing it or part of it
with more water-wise solutions will not only save you money but require less maintenance.
The use of ground covers instead of the lawn is a great replacement. Removing the Parkway
lawn strip and planting drought tolerant ground covers or plants interspersed with
stepping stones is also a water-wise move.
#2    Adding organic mulch such as compost, chopped up leaves, straw, or grass clippings
will also maintain moisture in your soil and drip irrigation provides water without the
evaporation that occurs with standard sprinklers.
3#     Rainwater is free and collected from downspouts from your roof into a rain barrel or
cistern to be used at a later time for watering. One inch of rain from a 1,000 square foot
roof will yield 625 gallons of water.
4#     Use California native plants which thrive naturally here or use drought tolerant plants.
5#     Stonework which includes stepping stones, dry riverbeds, and outdoor living areas
will also cut back on water needs.
#6     And by planting plants that attract butterflies and birds and other local wildlife you will
be encouraging the native habitat.


Mike Garcia
 (310) 374-1199

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Owner of Enviroscape Landscaping in Los Angeles, California