New Las Posas & Borden Rd Landscape – Update


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Coming Soon to Santa Fe Hills – Median and parkway landscaping along Las Posas and Borden roads to transform into water-wise designs.

This Spring, the City of San Marcos kicked started efforts to convert turf grass parkways and center medians within Santa Fe HIlls along Las Posas and Borden  roads into water-wise, drought tolerant landscapes.

Instead of invasive, high maintenance ornamental turf and plants, residents will see a drought tolerant plant palette that takes aesthetic quality, water consumption and maintenance requirements into consideration.

Phase Two Slated to Begin Tuesday, July 5

With phase one already complete, the city’s Public Works Department will begin phase two of the Santa Fe Hills landscape conversion project on Tuesday, July 5.

The upcoming phase will include the removal, replacement and repair of sidewalks along Las Posas Road between Mission Road and Avenida Leon.

Invasive trees along the Las Posas Road corridor will be removed in preparation for a new high-efficient irrigation systems and the approved drought-tolerant planting plant that will be installed within medians and parkways along the Las Posas and Borden Road corridors.

In keeping with the “Right Tree for the Right Place” philosophy, non root invasive and drought-tolerant tree species will be planted within the Santa Fe Hills community. All trees removed during the project will be replaced on a one-to-one ration. The conceptual planting plan is HERE.


For more information, visit the or call the city’s Public Works Departmet at (760) 752-7550

The CEQA document and the tree removal/replacement drawings can be found HERE