Use a layer of organic mulch on the surface of your planting beds to minimize weed growth that competes for…
Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants helps them retain moisture, saving water, time and money.
Use 2 to 4 inches of organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons…
Visit your local xeriscape garden to view plants that thrive in our hot desert environment.
Next time you add or replace a flower or shrub, choose a low-water-use plant and save up to…
Call your local conservation office for more information about xeriscaping with water-thrifty trees, plants, and ground covers.
Collect water from your roof by installing gutters and downspouts. Direct the runoff to plants and trees.
For automatic water savings, direct water from rain gutters and HVAC systems to water-loving plants in your landscape.
Hire a qualified pro to install your irrigation system and keep it working properly and efficiently.
Hire a Smartscape Certified professional landscaper who has received landscape training specific to the Sonoran Desert.
Adjust your lawn mower to the height of 1.5 to 2 inches. Taller grass shades roots and holds…
Leave lawn clippings on your grass, this cools the ground and holds in moisture.
100+ Water-Saving Tips
Saving water is easy. Really easy. Here are more than 100 useful water-saving tips for your home and office. Learn how to save water indoors and outdoors. Incorporate these tips into your everyday habits. Before long, you’ll be a natural at water conservation.