To further encourage customers to reduce outdoor water use, Vallecitos participates in a regional "WaterSmart" landscape contest to award customers whose yards best exhibit the beauty of California-friendly, low-water gardening. Vallecitos' first place winner receives a $250 gift certificate to a local nursery and recognition at a Vallecitos Board meeting. Second and third place winners also earn gift certificates (in lesser amounts). If you're proud of your water-wise yard, we encourage you to enter the contest!
Congratulations to the 2018 winners!
- First place - Rhonda Holmes and Jeff Jenco
- Second place - Dennis and Shannon Root
- Third place - Patti Joyce and Jeffrey Moore
Click on the videos to view the award winning yards:
For more information or to enter the contest, click here. Deadline for submission for each year's contest is in April 30.
Need water-smart landscape ideas before the next landscape contest?
Visit the San Diego County Water Authority’s website for free landscape design templates that provide ideas and inspiration, particularly for do-it-yourselfers. Or, check out their 140 page eGuide to a WaterSmart Lifestyle for ideas such as how to design outdoor rooms and reconnect with your neighbors with a new front yard garden (starting on page 24).