Water-Wise Landscape Design

Developing a comprehensive water-wise landscape plan will enable the creation of a beautiful water efficient outdoor space that maximizes the utility of existing landscape features.

Listed below are eight fundamental steps for designing and maintaining a water-wise landscape as presented In the Handbook of Water Use and Conservation, (2001 Water Plow Press) by Amy Vickers.

  • Group plants according to their water needs
  • Use native and low-water-use plants
  • Limit turf areas to those needed for practical purposes
  • Use efficient irrigation systems
  • Schedule irrigation wisely
  • Provide healthy soil
  • Mulch over soil and around plants to reduce evaporation
  • Regular maintenance