1. Use 2 to 4 inches of organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons…

  2. Use porous material for walkways and patios to prevent wasteful runoff and keep water in your yard.

  3. Plant species native to your region.

  4. Call your local conservation office for more information about xeriscaping with water-thrifty trees, plants, and ground covers.

  5. Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants helps them retain moisture, saving water, time and money.

  6. Use a layer of organic mulch on the surface of your planting beds to minimize weed growth that competes for…

  7. Group plants with the same watering needs together to avoid overwatering some while underwatering others.

  8. Plant in the spring and fall, when the watering requirements are lower.

  9. Avoid planting grass in areas that are hard to water, such as steep inclines and isolated strips along…

  10. Choose the right Arizona-friendly plants and watch them thrive in our desert environment.

  11. When sprucing up your front or backyard, consider xeriscaping. This landscape method uses low-water-use plants to limit your…

  12. Leave lower branches on trees and shrubs and allow leaf litter to accumulate on the soil. This keeps…

  13. Next time you add or replace a flower or shrub, choose a low-water-use plant and save up to…

  14. For automatic water savings, direct water from rain gutters and HVAC systems to water-loving plants in your landscape.

  15. Reduce the amount of lawn in your yard by planting shrubs and ground covers appropriate to your site and…

  16. Visit your local xeriscape garden to view plants that thrive in our hot desert environment.