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Bay-Friendly Landscaping
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Bay-Friendly Publications & Resources

The Bay-Friendly publications provide in depth information on maintenance and design practices, tips, case studies and resources for home gardeners and landscape professionals. Publications are available to download as a pdf for free, or purchase a hard copy.

Bay-Friendly Gardening Guide: From Your Backyard to the Bay

This 70+ page guide is written for the home gardener and provides how-to information, a design survey, profiles of East Bay gardens, and much more.

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   Order a hard copy of the guide:

         Coalition Member Rate: $8.00 plus tax.
         Non Members: $12.00 plus tax.


Email quantity and contact information to info@bayfriendlycoalition.org to order hard copies.

Hiring a Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional

Hiring a Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional to Design or Manage Your Landscape

Whether you're a property owner, manager, or developer, this helpful brochure provides tips and considerations when evaluating potential landscape professionals for your home garden or commercial property.

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   Order a hard copy of the guide:

         Coalition Member Rate: $3.00 plus tax.
         Non Members: $5.00 plus tax.


Email quantity and contact information to info@bayfriendlycoalition.org to order hard copies.

Bay-Friendly Landscaping Guidelines: Sustainable Practices for the Landscape Professional

This 62 page guide is written for landscape professionals and provides an in-depth examination of an integrated approach to environmentally friendly landscaping.

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   Order a hard copy of the guide:

         Coalition Member Rate: $8.00 plus tax.
         Non Members: $12.00 plus tax.


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Guia Para Landscapes Bay-Friendly: Prácticas Sostenibles para los Profesionales de Landscapes

Spanish-language version of Bay-Friendly Landscaping Guidelines

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   Order a hard copy of the guide:

         Coalition Member Rate: $8.00 plus tax.
         Non Members: $12.00 plus tax.


Email quantity and contact information to info@bayfriendlycoalition.org to order hard copies.

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Bay-Friendly Landscape Scorecard

The scorecard tracks and scores Bay-Friendly features incorporated into the design and construction of new landscapes. Download as a PDF.

For civic, commercial & multi-family landscapes

For new home landscapes

Bay-Friendly Rating Manuals 


These manuals are essentials tool to achieve a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape. They are written for landscape design and construction professionals and Bay-Friendly Landscape Raters, as guides in describing and verifying the practices in the Bay-Friendly Landscape Scorecard.


For new civic, commercial & multi-family landscapes

For new homes

A Bay-Friendly Landscaping Guide to Grasscycling: Save Time, Save Money and Create Beautiful Lawns

A how-to for grasscycling that results in healthy, attractive turf, including tips from local landscapers and other Bay-Friendly Lawn care recommendations.

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  Order a hard copy of the guide:

         Coalition Member Rate: $3.00 plus tax.
         Non Members: $5.00 plus tax.


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Una Guia Bay-Friendly Landscaping sobre Reciclar Pasto

Spanish-language version of A Bay-Friendly Landscaping Guide to Grasscycling

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         Coalition Member Rate: $3.00 plus tax.
         Non Members: $5.00 plus tax.


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A Case Study: Grasscycling.

Provides an example of a local landscaper's success with grasscycling.

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A Bay-Friendly Landscaper's Guide to Mulch

Written for the landscape professional, this guide includes a breakdown of green waste mulch types and uses, and provides details and specifications for sheet mulching.

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         Coalition Member Rate: $3.00 plus tax.
         Non Members: $5.00 plus tax.


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Una Guia Bay-Friendly Landscaping Sobre El Mantillo

Spanish-language version of A Bay-Friendly Landscaper's Guide to Mulch.

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   Order a hard copy of the guide:

         Coalition Member Rate: $3.00 plus tax.
         Non Members: $5.00 plus tax.


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A Case Study: Mulch

Provides an example of a landscaper's success with chipping and reusing plant debris as mulch on the landscapes they maintain.

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Bay-Friendly Landscaping Guide to Recycled Content and Salvaged Materials 

Guide written for landscape professionals on how to add value, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create attractive landscapes using salvaged and recycled-content materials in the landscape. Includes types and sources of materials as well as a section on using “urbanite”.

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   Order a hard copy of the guide:

         Coalition Member Rate: $3.00 plus tax.
         Non Members: $5.00 plus tax.


Email quantity and contact information to info@bayfriendlycoalition.org to order hard copies.


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