Water Conservation

Drought Tolerant Landscaping and Custom Irrigation

In the San Francisco Bay Area, we are fortunate to have sunny, blue skies more days than not. Unfortunately, this lack of rain can create a dry climate that requires extra water conservation. There are a number of ways you can create a landscape that is good for the environment, without sacrificing beauty or color. The most essential aspect of maintaining a healthy landscape is proper irrigation design, and with California’s local restrictions, it is even more crucial now than ever. Sacred Space Gardens is at the forefront of irrigation and water conservation in San Francisco.

There are many drought-tolerant plants and water conservation techniques available, and Sacred Space Gardens incorporates the latest techniques and technologies in designing and maintaining a healthy, water-wise landscape. We can help you create a conservation-conscious landscape and irrigation system that keeps your plants flourishing.

Water conservation techniques are constantly changing, and we understand how to work with the needs of various plants rather than against them. Not only are you able to help the environment, but with a proper water conservation and irrigation system in place, you can save on your monthly water bills as well: a win-win!

If you have questions or concerns about water conservation and irrigation systems in San Francisco and Marin County, be sure to contact Sacred Space Gardens for more information!

Tips for Saving Water:

1. Choose low water use or drought tolerant plants in your landscape.
2. Do not run outdoor watering systems more than three days per week.
3. Check & adjust your irrigation systems at least once a month to inspect for leaks, overspray, and broken sprinkler heads.
4. Immediately replace and repair any damaged or leaking parts and connections.
5. Water only during off-peak hours (before 10 am and after 6 pm) when temperatures are cooler, to reduce evaporation.
6. Upgrade any out-of-date irrigation systems to those with water-saving emitters, moisture sensors, and smart sprinkler controllers.
7. Use mulch or ground covers in all planter beds to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons a year.
8. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways, sidewalks, and patios.



After a number of years trying to create a garden I’d always wanted I called Sacred Space Gardens. Christopher was great. He listened and understood what I wanted. His crew was extremely friendly, professional, and skilled. By the time all the new plants began to grow and mature I was thrilled.
Robert Mahon
It’s always a pleasure to see Christopher. He knows a great deal about the plants and is fun to talk to. His staff has been constantly helpful, attentive to my requests, tidy and nice to work with. They’ve kept my garden healthy and in good shape for many years now.
Callie Kindrish
We hired Sacred Space Gardens for a major renovation of our garden on Potrero Hill. Not only were the results of the extensive renovation exceptional, but every interaction we had with Christopher and his employees was very positive. They were courteous, patient, and explained every question in detail. It was a pleasure to work with Christopher and our new garden is out favorite place to spend time.
Tonia and Brent White