Can I irrigate my landscaping?
Yes, residents may irrigate landscaped areas, but should not over-irrigate plants to the point where the plants and soil cannot absorb the water and it flows off the property and into the street. Overspray from sprinklers or other irrigation methods set too close to the street can mistakenly water the pavement instead of plants.

It is common to overwater plants, which not only causes runoff but makes it difficult for plants to survive. Try irrigating less, and you will likely be surprised that your plants do just as well or better with less water. Remember to adjust irrigation practices for seasonality and weather. Try using native plants that are naturally adapted to the moisture levels in Malibu and need very little to no water at all.

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1. What is an ASBS?
2. Can I irrigate my landscaping?
3. Is car washing or watering outdoor plants prohibited?
4. What can I do to prevent runoff and protect the ASBS?
5. What is an Ocean Friendly Garden?
6. What is the City doing to protect ASBS #24?
7. How is the ASBS regulated?