These lists contain some local resources we have found. Inclusion on a list does not necessarily indicate any preference or recommendation for any included business.

Helpful Websites

Sources of Plants

  • Bonita Creek Nursery
    Address: 3440 Proctor Valley Rd, Bonita, CA 91902
    Phone: (619) 470-2005
  • Hunter’s Nursery
    Address: 3110 Sweetwater Rd, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
    Phone: (619) 463-9341
  • City Farmers
    Address: 4832 Home Ave, San Diego, CA 92105
    Phone: (619) 284-6358
  • South Bay Succulents
    Located in Chula Vista
    Visit by appointment only
    Phone: (619) 425-3848
  • Terra Bella Nursery
    Address: 302 Hollister St, San Diego, CA 92154
    Phone: (619) 585-1118

Big Box Stores in Chula Vista Area with Garden Centers

  • Home Depot
    Address: 725 Plaza Court, Chula Vista, CA 91910
    Phone: (619)421-6200Address: 1320 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91915
    Phone: (619)421-0639Address: 950 Dennery Road, San Diego, CA 92154Phone: (619)428-8662
  • Lowe’s
    Address: 2225 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91915
    Phone: (619) 739-9060
  • Walmart
    Address: 75 North Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910
    Phone: (619) 691-7945Address: 1150 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91911
    Phone: (619) 591-4910
    Address: 1360 Eastlake Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91915
    Phone: (619) 421-3140Address: 710 Dennery Road, San Diego, CA 92154
    Phone: (619) 428-4000

Landscape Materials

Soil, rocks, gravel, blocks, pavers, hardscaping, and mulch



  • Agriservice
    Address: 434 Alta Road, San Diego, CA 92154
    Phonel: (760) 518-3498


  • California Gardener’s Resource (2009)
    By Bruce and Sharon Asakawa
  • California Gardener’s Guide, Volume I (2007 )
    By Nan Sterman
  • California Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers , Third Edition (2013)
    By Bruce and Sharon Asakawa
  • The California Native Landscape: The Homeowner’s Design Guide to Restoring Its Beauty and Balance  (2013)
    By Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren
  • Designing with Succulents (2007)
    By Debra Lee Baldwin
  • Lawn Gone! Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard (2013)
    By Pam Penick
  • New Western Garden Book: The Ultimate Gardening Guide (2012)
    By the editors of Sunset Magazine
  • Reimagining the California Lawn: Water-conserving Plants, Practices, and Designs (2011)
    By Carol Bornstein
  • Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties (2013)
    By Debra Lee Baldwin
  • Step-By-Step Landscaping (2007)
    By Better Homes and Gardens
  • Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Planting: The Ultimate Guide to Low-Water Beds, Borders and Containers (2015)
    By the editors of Sunset Magazine
  • Sunset Western Garden Book of Landscaping: The Complete Guide to Beautiful Paths, Patios, Plantings, and More  (2014)
    By the editors of Sunset Magazine

Some of the above-listed books, and others, can be found at the Chula Vista Public Library.

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