Showcase Your Yard Makeover in the WaterSmart Landscape Contest

2021 landscape contest winner

Showcase Your Yard Makeover in the WaterSmart Landscape Contest

12:40 10 January in News

Are you proud of your water-saving landscape? Share it with others by entering this year’s WaterSmart Landscape Contest. The deadline to enter is Friday, May 13, 2022.

2022 landscape contest flyer

Click on the image to download the contest flyer.

Every year, the Otay Water District joins water agencies throughout San Diego County to launch the contest and award one resident from each agency with the title of “Best in District” and a $250 nursery gift card.

Additional prizes for Otay winners include a goodie bag, certificate of recognition, and a feature in the District’s newsletter, website, social media, and other promotional materials.

Entries are judged based on design, overall attractiveness, efficient irrigation methods, and appropriate plant selection and maintenance. Front, back, and side yards are welcome.

To qualify, applicants must submit before and after photos of their landscape, a plant list, and a short description of their landscape’s transformation. Nominations are also welcome.

Last year, the District selected Christine Laframboise from El Cajon as the winner. She transformed more than 1,800 square feet into a beautiful water-wise landscape. With the help of her husband and son, she installed features such as mulch, stone, low-water-use plants, a drip irrigation system, and a few rotating nozzles. As a result, her estimated overall water use decreased by an average of 42%. To see photos and read more about her landscape, click here.

For more information, including how to apply and tips to improve your entry, visit landscapecontest.com/otay.

2021 landscape contest winner

In 2021, Otay selected Christine Laframboise from El Cajon as the contest winner.