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Pacific Grove Landscape Guidelines & Plant Palette
Pacific Grove residents contend with a number of landscaping challenges: drought conditions restrict availability and use of potable water; non-native plantings are slowly being replaced with native species to ameliorate coastal erosion; and state and federal regulations of the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary limits storm water pollutants discharged into Monterey Bay and the designated Areas of Special Biological Significance.
Landscape design, planting practices, and maintenance can be challenging in this area for residents. Even with the persistent fog layer and cool, coastal temperatures, low rainfall amounts keep the area dry with the same drought conditions that the rest of California is battling. Promoting and providing resources to encourage the proper landscape design and environmentally friendly practices has become increasingly important.
The Pacific Grove Landscape Guidelines and Plant Palette document is a guiding document with recommendations for landscape design, planting practices, and maintenance for the homeowner and to assist landscape and construction professionals.
It provides an integrated approach to creating healthy, environmentally friendly landscapes for the Pacific Grove environment.