Landscape Information and Resources

Water-Wise Garden at the Library

Check out the Mountain View Library's Water-Wise Demonstration Garden - located at 585 Franklin Street in downtown Mountain View (between Mercy and Church Streets).  A guide to all the plantings is available here.

South Bay Green Gardens

This interactive website is overflowing with information about sustainable gardening, including photographs, design templates, D-I-Y fact sheets, plant recommendations and much much more.  Start planning your green garden today!

Landscape and Irrigation Rebates

Eligible customers can receive rebates for converting lawns to water-efficient plantings or for installing new irrigation equipment, graywater systems or rainwater capture systems.  Click here for more information.


Is your parking strip or yard ready for a new look? The Street Tree Program allows residents to choose an approved street tree to be planted and pruned by City staff. The Arbor Day Tree Giveaway Program provides residents with a free pre-approved tree delivered by City staff to plant anywhere in their yard.

Landscape Classes and Workshops

Need help navigating the maze of plant choice, landscape design and irrigation planning? Attend a free online class or watch recorded class presentations. Topics include, but are not limited to, lawn removal, native plants, and efficient irrigation.

Composting and Mulch

Did you know that residents of Mountain View can obtain FREE compost and mulch from the nearby Smart Station? Learn how to make your own compost at one of Santa Clara County's FREE composting workshops.

Garden Showcase

If you are managing your landscape with practices that conserve water, reduce waste and build healthy soil you could help us inspire other members of our community.