Outdoor Conservation

Believe it or not, most of the water we use never even makes it in the house. In the Sacramento region, approximately 65% of residential water is used outdoors. Upgrading to more efficient irrigation methods and switching to drought-tolerant landscapes can make a big impact on reducing the amount of water you use.

City of Woodland Guides

Landscaping Contractors


Landscape Design

Water Wise Plants and Lawns

The City of Woodland, Water Conservation program has held a series of outdoor water conservation workshops focused on water-wise landscapes each March for several years. Stay tuned for information on upcoming workshops. In the meantime, please view this year's presentations and handouts for valuable information on how to convert your lawn to a drought-tolerant landscape, manage water, and maintain our landscape.

March 9, Landscaping 101: Conversion Crash Course
Presentations & Handouts


March 16, Lessons Learned: Don't Do This At Home
March 23, Managing Water: Stormwater & Irrigation

Bernadette Balics - Ecological Design
Managing Stormwater - Presentation
Arlen Feldman - Master Gardener of Yolo County
Sustainable Gardening and Water Management - Handout 

March 30, Maintain It: Landscape Trouble-Shooting
Taylor Lewis - UC Davis Arboretum
Life After Lawn - Presentation 
Ken Trott - Woodland Tree Foundation
Help Trees Survive the Drought - Presentation