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Ocean Friendly Gardens
OFG Sign
Your yard can prevent ocean pollution and protect marine life. By creating an Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG), you can stop water runoff from leaving your property and maintain a beautiful garden with less water. Water from irrigation and even rain can become harmful as it leaves your yard and heads to the ocean picking up pollutants from the street as it goes. Hillsides can also contribute to polluted runoff when water quickly flows over compacted soil or washes away dirt from an eroding slope. Water flowing down the street or a compacted or eroding hillside can transport fertilizers, pesticides, animal waste, dirt, and debris into the nearest waterway and ocean. Alternatively, an OFG traps this water and uses it to nourish your plants while the soil filters pollutants. Below are examples of local gardens designed by Malibu residents, along with resources for creating your own water-efficient garden.   

Local Ocean Friendly Gardens

Garden Resources
  • Drought Tolerant Garden Handbook
            All of the help you need to get started on designing and planting your garden! Created by Los Angeles County.
Planted OFG
Plant Guides for Southern California

City of Malibu