June 2, 2016

In the Spring of 2016, Water – Use It Wisely, along with our fabulous promotional partners, including Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, the Arizona Nursery Association and its Plant Something campaign, and the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association, gave away a backyard makeover through a promotion with ABC15 TV. A remarkable 10,901 of you entered to win the Drab-to-Fab Backyard Rehab giveaway!


Our winner, Lisa O. from Avondale, Arizona, and her husband, Alan, won a gorgeous Xeriscape landscape makeover valued at $8,000, and with the help of our partners, turned their yard from ‘drab-ulous’ to fabulous!

“I never enter contests,” Lisa confessed. “But I thought, our backyard is so ugly! Maybe we’ll win? We are truly grateful for this amazing gift.”




Lisa’s dog, Abbie, loves her new backyard.


We also think there are 10,900 of you still yearning for a backyard makeover. And while we can’t give away a new landscape to everyone, we can give you the tools you need to transform your own yard from drab to fabulous. In our 10-part video series, we will take you step-by-step through the process of creating your own low water use landscape that looks great and saves water. On our Drab to Fab page, you’ll find easy steps, ideas, links and more to help you with your landscape goals.

See our Drab to Fab Backyard Rehab 10-Part Video Series

Cheryl Gore with the Arizona Nursery Association and Jay Harper of Harper’s Nursery get ready for their video shoot on choosing the proper plants for your landscape.