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Home Landscaping

Here we provide useful tips on creating and maintaining a beautiful and sustainable home landscape, with special emphasis on what works well here in Contra Costa.  Our most recent publication is Trees Suitable for Planting in Lawns in Contra Costa County , which we hope you will find useful.  Questions about information in any of our publications can be directed to our Help Desk.

Since 2014, we've gotten more and more questions about the drought.  Here are some tips pulled together by our UC Master Gardener volunteers here in Contra Costa.

Your Landscape During Drought
Your Irrigation System During Drought
Your Lawn During Drought

Some FAQs and Contra Costa Times articles are listed below that address home landscaping questions we receive often. 

Soil Testing Laboratories for Home Gardeners
Water Testing Labs for Home Gardeners

Find out more about the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County and the educational and community outreach services we provide by visiting the top navigation links on this site.

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