Sustainable Landscaping

What is sustainable landscaping?

Perry Apple TreeOur definition of sustainable landscaping is a lush, beautiful and productive garden. A garden that is fed primarily by secondary water – greywater (recycled household water from washing machines, showers and bathroom sinks) and rainwater stored in the ground and harvested from the roof reduces the use of drinking water as an irrigation source. Growing food during drought conditions is possible when using secondary water!

We envision our Solano County neighborhoods green with trees and plants that provide shade, food, and habitat for other wildlife that supports diverse ecosystems.


We have lots of resources and information for Landscape Professionals in Solano County and beyond, and are interested in your input and experience. Or join our database of landscapers.


Get educated about creating your own sustainable landscape, see demonstration gardens throughout the county, or find a sustainable landscape professional to help you.

Coming Together to Create a Sustainable Landscape

The community turned out for the recent installation workshop at Mangia!, one of our demonstration food forests in Vacaville through our Solano Sustainable Backyard program, funded by the Solano County Water Agency. Check out the video below from workshop participant David Avery!

Sustainable Landscaping Advisory Board

Jessica Samra

Andy Zinkevich