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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.