Choosing and planting low water-use plants.
September is the optimal time to prepare your yard for landscape color with low water-use plants. Two-thirds of household water-use takes place outdoors, making the yard the best place to impact water consumption. Below are the top six landscape tips to incorporate into your landscape plan, as well as new planting standards (100K PDF) and information on planting trees and shrubs.
- Yard Grading
- Boulders and Granite
- Views, Hardscaping and Energy Conservation
- Common Themes and Grouping Plants
- Flowers and Native Plants
- Planting Trees and Shrubs
- Themed Planting Lists
There are many other considerations for landscape design. For more information, consult Sunset Western Landscaping Book or talk to a Landscape Designer/Landscape Architect. Also, don’t forget to check out examples of themed planting lists.
Don’t know much about desert plants and flowers? Visit our Plant of the Month Series, or you might like to attend a FREE Landscape Workshop. Check our Water — Use It Wisely Calendar for a listing of dates and times.