This Plant Legend template and example of a filled-out template are adapted from the Bay-Friendly Landscape Scorecard. They can be used to facilitate compliance with the Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO).
In 2015, the State of California enacted significant changes to the Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance. All jurisdictions must comply with the state WELO or adopt a more stringent version of the ordinance.
California's Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO) includes requirements for soil analysis. Here are some local soil analysis laboratories. When ordering a soil analysis, be sure to specifically request recommendations for organic or Bay-Friendly amendments.
The Irrigation Association offers many resources for landscape professionals. For public agency staff responsible for implementing the Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO), we particularly recommend these resources: