Water Smart Landscape Contest

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To further encourage customers to reduce outdoor water use, Vallecitos participates in a regional "Water Smart" landscape contest to award customers whose yards best exhibit the beauty of California-friendly, low-water gardening. Vallecitos' first place winner will receive a $250 gift certificate to a local nursery and recognition at a Vallecitos Board meeting and regional award ceremony. 

Congratulations to the 2016 winners!

  • 1st place - Maria and Ladd McCoy
  • 2nd place - Karen and Brett Ringler
  • 3rd place - Jay and Heather Petrek

For more information or to enter this year's contest, click here. Deadline for submission for each year's contest is in April 8. 

Click on the video to view the 2016 award winning yards:  


Need water-smart landscape ideas before the next landscape contest?
Visit the San Diego County Water Authority’s website for free landscape design templates that provide ideas and inspiration, particularly for do-it-yourselfers. Or, check out their 140 page eGuide to a WaterSmart Lifestyle for ideas such as how to design outdoor rooms and reconnect with your neighbors with a new front yard garden (starting on page 24).