How are water-wise landscapes created successfully?
The purpose of water-wise landscape was to conserve water in efficient ways, while still providing an attractive landscape alternative. Most water conserving landscapes are established using plants that are native to the region and require less water to keep flourishing once established. Typically, native plants are specific to a region based on climate, elevation, average first and last frost dates, and average rainfall. With extreme heat and little rain, how can I keep my plants alive? Try reducing the amount of turf area to conserve water use and plant combinations of drought tolerant perennial and annual species. Ornamental grasses are a great choice for xeriscaping. Grasses have very deep root systems once established, making them more tolerant of extreme conditions.