These Bay-Friendly publications provide in-depth information on maintenance and design practices, tips, case studies and resources for landscape professionals and home gardeners. Publications are available to download as a pdf for free, or as a hard copy for purchase.
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.
Bay-Friendly Landscaping Guidelines: Sustainable Practices for the Landscape Professional
This 62 page guide is written for landscape professionals and provides an in-depth examination of an integrated approach to environmentally friendly landscaping.
Guia Para Landscapes Bay-Friendly: Prácticas Sostenibles para los Profesionales de Landscapes
Spanish-language version of Bay-Friendly Landscaping Guidelines
Bay-Friendly Landscape Scorecard
Bay-Friendly Rating Manuals
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.
For projects initiated before May 1, 2017, please use older version of rating manual.
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.
Una Guia Bay-Friendly Landscaping sobre Reciclar Pasto
Spanish-language version of A Bay-Friendly Landscaping Guide to Grasscycling
A Bay-Friendly Landscaper's Guide to Mulch
Written for the landscape professional, this guide includes a breakdown of green waste mulch types and uses, and provides details and specifications for sheet mulching.
Una Guia Bay-Friendly Landscaping Sobre El Mantillo
Spanish-language version of A Bay-Friendly Landscaper’s Guide to Mulch.