ImageHere’s a good example of water conservation being practiced at a DGS-maintained facility in Sacramento.

Starting in 2011, DGS gardeners John Applegate and Peggy Sweeny with the Real Estate Services Division transformed this 450-square-foot garden area at a Caltrans lab into a drought-tolerant space using native California fuchsia, salvia, redbud, arbutus, monkey flower and seaside daisies.

These new plants use approximately 65 percent less water for irrigation compared to the previous landscaping.

Learn more about how you can save water at

Photo courtesy Peggy Sweeny, DGS

Written by California Department of General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and web services, and funding for the creation and construction of safe schools. The DGS vision: Excellence in the Business of Government!

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