Landscape Design & Construction
StopWaste works with landscape professionals, property owners and public agency staff in Alameda County to promote Bay-Friendly landscape practices that improve soil health, reduce waste, save water, and help keep our watersheds and our communities healthy.
Landscapes designed, built and maintained in accordance with Bay-Friendly principles and practices can achieve:
- 50% water savings
- 30–70% maintenance labor savings
- 70–80% reduced runoff
- 53 tons/acre greenhouse gas reduction, equal to taking about 10 passenger cars off the road
Explore this Landscape Design & Construction section to learn about creating high performance landscapes for public, commercial and multifamily properties.
Ten Years of Bay-Friendly Benefits
This new report lists more than 80 public and commercial properties in the county that have earned or are on track to earning the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape designation.
Bay-Friendly landscape practices improve soil health, reduce waste, save water, and help keep our watersheds and our communities healthy.