Site Features at a Glance
Landscape Resource has been designed specifically for California’s landscape community, ranging from amateur gardeners to landscape professionals. Each new feature we add is designed to solve your landscape problems or answer your landscape questions. See below for just a few ways Landscape Resource can help you:
     
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Featured Landscapes Landscape Gallery Landscape Elements
We take beautiful, unknown landscapes and put them in the spotlight. It doesn’t matter whether they are designed and built by pros or BettyJo down the street, we find inspiration everywhere. Gardens of all styles, shapes, and sizes are uploaded by amateur gardeners and landscape pros. See how easily sustainable practices can be integrated into a landscape. Ranging from birdbaths to arbors, fountains to decks, we’ve got plenty of California landscape ideas for you.
     
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Plant Library Interactive Maps Local Bar
Research thousands of plants appropriate for California landscapes. Whether finding native plants that grow in your area or discovering your ETo rates are, our unique maps make ite easy. To landscape appropriately, you need to know your site’s climate intimately. Enter your zipcode and we provide the rest.
     
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Landscape Calculators Business Directory Palette Builder
Turf or WaterWise? We’ll tell you the difference and show how much you can save. Green landscape professionals can be hard to find. Visit our network to simplify the process. Intuitevely collect inspiration and information while browsing the site.
Featured Landscapes
Out of the countless landscapes displayed on Landscape Resource, we select a small number that really rev our gardening engines up. These landscapes meet a specific set of criteria and are noteworthy examples of sustainable gardens. By calling attention to the myriad of ways sustainable features can be successful, these landscapes provide inspiration and act as a benchmark for future gardens to emulate.
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Promoting Sustainability

 

Selection Criteria

Demonstrating the sustainability of a landscape is difficult to convey by images alone; most times the sustainable features are buried or too subtle to notice. That's why featured landscapes supply you with the project location, its climate zone, and describe its sustainable features in detail.

 

LR reviewers look beyond the quality of images and look for a sense of place, an appropriate maintenance ratio, material selection, water use & treatment, creativity & uniqueness, plant material, and habitat value. More on selection criteria.

Landscape Gallery
Covering all corners of the state, the Landscape Gallery gives you behind-the-fence access to enjoy private gardens.  Share your own garden or browse landscapes by style. 
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Landscapes Big & Small

 

Can You Dig it?

We allow the community and professionals to share their gardens in the Gallery.  From pocket gardens to estates, we feel there are countless lessons to be gleamed from of any size.  Go ahead and share your passion and experience with others. 

 

We know gardeners love details.  That's why each entry in the Gallery displays the Plant Climate Zone, plants used, location, and sustainable features noted in great detail.  There is no limit on how much you can share or learn about a specific landscape. 

Landscape Elements
The Landscape Elements Gallery makes finding specific inspiration a snap.  Images are organized just like a landscape-lover would imagine.  Spend any timing digging through this Gallery and you'll find yourself motivated to tackle a new garden project.
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Putz through the Gallery

 

Quick Search

Just as you putz in the garden, you can now do the same through any number of fountains, pergolas, garden walls, and more.

 

A powerful search bar lets you search tags to get to your content even quicker.

Plant Library
Let's face it:  If you are reading this, you love plants!  Landscape Resource has created a venue that lets you learn and share about your love in one place.
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Quality Information and Imagery

 

Plants for Your Garden

Who better to inform you about plants than the people who grow and care for them.  Plant descriptions, interactive scaling model, and easy-to-read graphics help you find the Right Plant for the Right Place Everytime.

 

The Plant Library contains a curated list of California-friendly plants.  But California is a big place with diverse micro-climates so care is made to tell you what a plant will do in your specific location with the use of WUCOLS data & member feedback.

Interactive Maps

Sometimes text just doesn't get the point across.  That's why we've created some one-of-a-kind interactive maps to help you learn more about your local environment. 


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Native Plant Community Map

 

Evapotranspiration Map

Enjoy a new way to learn about the native plants in your area.  Simply select your county, scroll over the different communities for images, then make your selection to see specific plants that can grow in a regionally-appropriate native garden.

 

Evapotranspiration is a new concept to most so we've provided a visual example to help you understand this basic landscape concept.

Local Bar

We thought it would be helpful to provide you with tons of horticulturally-important information based on where you live.  Simply enter your zip code and see what you get.  We keep this information easily accessible so you can reference it when choosing plants, browsing different landscape styles, or learning about appropriate and sustainable landscaping.

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Landscape Calculators

What does it cost me to irrigate my lawn?  How much could I save with a drought-tolerant landscape?  This simple, but powerful, calculator answers just this and more.

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Green Business Directory

At the heart of Landscape Resource lies the Green Business Directory.  These professionals & suppliers have chosen to market their services in a venue that supports and advances sustainability in the landscape.

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Palette Builder

Designed to revolutionize the way you search for, store, organize, and share landscape inspiration and information, the Palette Builder is unlike any other tool in your garden shed. You can browse through any of the libraries and galleries to choose images of Plants, Landscape Elements, or designs you find helpful or inspirational.

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