City of Santa Rosa Guide to Landscaping Requirements
Looking for a minimal, simplified, Coffey-Park Scaled Landscape Plan to satisfy the city requirements? These plans are available now adapt and use, courtesy of APM Homes and Carlile Macy Landscape Architects.
Start with these templates, (or the larger more extensive Sonoma Marin Water Saving templates) to adapt this front yard landscape plan to your own home site plan. Workshops to assist you will begin in January
- Sonoma Native/Adaptive – an emphasis on native and fire safer plants
- Sonoma Eco-Edible – a mix of edible and habitat plantings that maximize sustainability
- Sonoma Contemporary – a modern, minimalistic and clean look that is easy to maintain
- Sonoma Cottage – a Sonoma version of a cottage garden with natural materials and colorful plantings
Making Plant Choices
Drought Tolerant Plant Lists – the plants on these lists are pre-approved for use as substitute plants on the Landscape Templates. They are selected for their drought tolerance and suitability to our climate and environment.
Low Water Use
Medium Water Use
Web Gallery of Landscape Plants on the Low Water and Medium Water Lists – NEW! LINK to site
Want to see what the low water and medium water trees, shrubs, grasses, vines and perennials look like? We have created a web gallery of images, some with links to even more information and images. This gallery is still in development, but we are adding more as quickly as we can.
Deferring Full Installation of your Landscape
Need to defer installation? You can ask to wait up to 2 years before installing your full landscape. Just be sure to have these minimum requirements installed as outlined in the Landscape Requirements Guide by the final inspection. Questions? Inquire with the Resilient City Planning Office at [email protected] or call 707-543-4649
Custom Landscape Designs
You do not have to use the templates provided, but you may create your own custom landscape design which is WELO compliant. For fire damage rebuilds, some of the requirements are waived. For more detailed information refer to the Residential Landscaping Requirements publication or contact the Resilient City Planning Office at 707-543-4649
Lists of Landscape Professionals
Need to hire a landscape professional to help you with your design and/or installation?
These advisors have been trained specifically on the templates: Trained Landscape Template Advisors – PDF file (70KB)
Street Trees and the Planter Strip
The city does not have resources to fund replacement street trees for the planter strips. They do have plans to remove dead and damaged trees from the planter strips funded through FEMA debris removal funding. This wlll not fund stump removal, however. Should this situation change we will post the information.