The following tools are available for use by landscape professionals and organized by Bay-Friendly Landscape Scorecard Categories.
- Bay-Friendly Landscape Site Analysis
The Site Analysis Form is worth 5 points on the Bay-Friendly Landscape Scorecard if completed during the design phase of the project. It is designed to:1) ensure a thorough review of existing conditions at a project site, 2) evaluate opportunities to maximize the benefits of incorporating Bay-Friendly Landscaping Practices, and 3) document these conditions for the benefit of the property owner and project team.
Earthwork & Soil Health
- A Bay-Friendly Landscaping Guide to Mulch
Provides an introduction to the use of mulch in the landscape. Includes a breakdown of recycled mulch types and uses, and provides details and specifications for sheet mulching
- Una Guia Bay-Friendly Landscaping Sobre el Mantillo
A Spanish version of “A Bay-Friendly Landscaping Guide to Mulch”
- A Case Study: Mulch
Provides an example of a local landscaper’s success with chipping and reusing plant debris as mulch on the landscapes they maintain.
- Sheet Mulch Directory
Provides resources on how to sheet mulch, where to buy sheet mulch materials, and a calculator to determine how much material is needed for a given site.
- Bay-Friendly Landscaping Plant Legend Template
Use this template for your plant list to ensure that you are meeting the Bay-Friendly requirements for low-water using plants and providing adequate space for plants to reach mature size. If you are missing the plug-in to access the excel file, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.
- Bay-Friendly Example of Filled-in Plant Template
See an example of a filled-in Plant Legend that meets the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes requirement. If you are missing the plug-in to access the excel file, please email email@example.com for a copy.The following links provide lists of plants for key Bay-Friendly Practices such as avoiding sheared hedges, minimizing lawns and stormwater management
- Bay-Friendly Planting Specification 329300
Provides a model specification that incorporates several key requirements and points on the Bay-Friendly Landscape Scorecard such as soil testing, amending the soil with compost and organic amendments, soil preparation, requiring three inches of recycled mulch and integrated or organic pest management.
General Bay-Friendly Landscaping Resources
You can download or order all Bay-Friendly Publications here.