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 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 Area of Special Biological Significance and how is it regulated?
2. What is the City of Malibu doing to protect ASBS #24 and comply with state regulations?
3. Is there a prohibition in Malibu against car washing, garage washing, balcony washing, and plant watering?
4. What can I do on my property to prevent runoff and protect the ASBS?
5. What is an Ocean Friendly Garden?
6. Can I irrigate my landscaping?