SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Santa Barbara City College Center for Lifelong Learning finished its landscape transformation project to help reduce water use and was successful.

College staff say the new garden and landscape did quite well capturing water from the recent storms.

They collected 7,000 gallons of water from roof runoff which is roughly ,1000 gallons per inch.

The water is then stored in the ground which will help with the irrigation for the plants, which in return conserves water.

"There will be some supplemental irrigation needed, but mainly that's just to insure the plants are really established and thriving throughout the summer," said Ground Maintenance Supervisor Mark Broomfield.

If you're interested more in transforming your landscaping, check out the City of Santa Barbara's website.