Xeriscape Landscaping Archives - Water Use It Wisely

Surprise’s free landscape workshop: Plant selection

Whether you are new to desert landscaping, or just a plants nerd like us, you’ll find something to inspire you as you prepare for the planting season. This class will focus specifically on plant selection for desert-adapted plants. Pretty plants that won’t break my water bill? Yes, please!

Surprise’s free landscape workshop: Drab to fab

We’re kicking off the planting season with this landscape makeover workshop. You will learn how to get the most out of your landscape renovation with step-by-step guidelines, tips on hiring landscape professionals, and a special focus on rainwater harvesting retrofits.

Plant of the Month: 5 Plants That Can Take the Southwest Heat

It’s no surprise that the biggest challenge to growing plants in our region is the intense heat and dryness of summer, which is a stressful environment for plants. Thankfully, there are several plants that thrive in a hot, dry climate. Here are a few of Southwest Gardening’s Noelle Johnson’s favorite plants… Read More

Solving Your Most Common Irrigation Problems

July is Smart Irrigation Month, a time we like to increase public awareness of the value of water-use efficiency during summer’s peak demand. What a perfect time to shed some light on the most common irrigation problems that you might encounter in your landscape that can cause water waste and… Read More

Plant of the Month: Desert Ruellia

Vibrant purple color, lush green foliage, and a long bloom period combine in the form of desert ruellia (Ruellia peninsularis). This Southwestern native thrives in full sun and shrugs off the intense heat in summer. The arrival of spring is greeted by a large flush of purple flowers, which contrast… Read More

Mesa’s free landscape workshop: Watering for the Arizona Desert

City of Mesa staff water conservationist and horticulturist, Donna DiFrancesco, will talk about simple steps to landscape watering and programming your irrigation timer. After attending this workshop, you just may save some money on your water bill too!

Arbor Day is Friday!

Friday, April 26th is Arbor Day, a special day set aside to encourage the planting and proper care of trees.  It has been 147 years since J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day. His simple idea of setting aside a special day for tree planting is now more important than ever…. Read More

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