Photo: Rosalie Dosik, 2021 Landscape Contest Winner 

If you enjoy your water-saving landscape, right now is the best time to share it.

Enter Helix Water District’s 2022 WaterSmart Landscape Contest and you could win the grand prize – a $250 gift card to the nursery of your choice. The contest recognizes Helix customers for their beautiful, colorful and water-efficient landscapes and inspires others to upgrade their yards, too.

In its 18th year, the contest highlights the beauty and benefits that water-efficient landscapes offer. Water-efficient landscape designs can be one of the most effective ways to reduce overall water use. Compared to traditional landscapes, they use half or one-fifth the amount of water. When done well, these landscapes can also dramatically improve the appearance of a home.

patio furniture in vibrant but low water use garden

2021 Winner, Rosalie Dosik

Winner of Helix's 2020 WaterSmart Landscape Contest

2020 Winner, Tim & Brianna

Front yard of Helix's 2019 WaterSmart Landscape Contest Mark and Lauren Kirkpatrick.

2019 Winner, Matt & Lauren

Winner of Helix's 2020 WaterSmart Landscape Contest.

“If you are excited about your thriving, water-efficient landscape, we encourage you to enter our 2022 WaterSmart Landscape Contest,” said Helix Water District Public Affairs Representative Vince Dambrose. “The joy your landscape brings you can also inspire others to adopt a water-efficient landscape, too. If you or a friend or neighbor have a water-efficient landscape, we would love to see photos and hear your story.”

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

How to Enter:

To enter the contest, customers should visit and select their water agency, then apply. Customers can even complete their contest entries using just a smartphone. Simply take 5-10 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 2022 contest is Friday, May 13. For more information, visit the contest website at or contact us at 619-667-6226.


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