Raymond Shaw Landscape Design specializes in residential landscape design with an artistic attention to detail. Allow me to use my expertise in creating a space that reflects your own personal style and the demands of your outdoor environment



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Waterwise Landscapes

In designing a waterwise landscape in Southern California, it is essential to use a palate of plant material that minimizes water usage and offers environmentally sustainable beauty year-round.

For More information visit the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College.

Also see resources listing websites that feature drought tolerant plants and landscapes.


The Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College has nearly five acres of displays that feature themed gardens, including a native plant garden.

This website has a search function to locate information on plants according to climate zone.

Information is available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on backyard water conservation, including choosing plants for low water usage.

Creating xeriscapes with native drought-tolerant plants in Southern California.

A website devoted to the varieties and families of succulents, with detailed information and photos.

Here is a list of some top choices for drought-tolerant trees and shrubs for Northern and Southern California for front yard landscaping, public areas, and landscaping for graded/sloped areas.

It includes 50 plants selected because they are attractive, readily available in retail nurseries, non-invasive and easy to maintain.

Drought tolerant and native plants, efficient irrigation, and minimization of high-water use landscape areas conserve approximately 50 percent of landscaping water.

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1528 Felton St San Diego, California