With gentle rains and spring blooms, now is the best time to share your thriving landscape and enter Helix Water District’s 2021 WaterSmart Landscape Contest.

The contest recognizes Helix customers for their beautiful, colorful and water-efficient landscapes. The contest winner will receive a $250 grand prize to the nursery of their choice.

In its 17th year, the contest highlights the beauty and benefits – beyond water savings – that water-efficient landscapes offer. Compared to traditional landscapes, water-efficient landscape designs can be one of the most effective ways to reduce overall water use. When done well, these landscapes can also dramatically improve the appearance of a home.

“We encourage customers who are happy with their water-efficient landscapes to participate,” said Helix Water District Public Affairs Representative Vince Dambrose. “If you or a friend or neighbor have a stunning water-efficient landscape, we would love to hear your story. The WaterSmart Landscape Contest is a great opportunity to get outside, share your landscape and inspire others to make changes in their yards, too.”

Entries are judged for overall attractiveness, design, plant selection, efficient irrigation and appropriate maintenance.

How to Enter:

To enter the contest, customers should visit landscapecontest.com and select their water agency, then apply. Customers can even complete their contest entries using just a smartphone. Simply take five to 10 photos of your water-efficient landscaping, share why you installed your landscaping, the types of plants you have and some of the benefits you see.

The deadline to submit applications for the 2021 contest is Friday, May 14. For more information, visit the contest website at landscapecontest.com, or contact us at 619-667-6226.

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