Hire a Smartscape Certified professional landscaper who has received landscape training specific to the Sonoran Desert.
For automatic water savings, direct water from rain gutters and HVAC systems to water-loving plants in your landscape.
Collect water from your roof by installing gutters and downspouts. Direct the runoff to plants and trees.
Call your local conservation office for more information about xeriscaping with water-thrifty trees, plants, and ground covers.
Next time you add or replace a flower or shrub, choose a low-water-use plant and save up to…
Visit your local xeriscape garden to view plants that thrive in our hot desert environment.
Use 2 to 4 inches of organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons…
Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants helps them retain moisture, saving water, time and money.
Use a layer of organic mulch on the surface of your planting beds to minimize weed growth that competes for…
Start a compost pile. Using compost in your garden or flower beds adds water-holding organic matter to the…
Leave lower branches on trees and shrubs and allow leaf litter to accumulate on the soil. This keeps…
Avoid planting grass in areas that are hard to water, such as steep inclines and isolated strips along…