Friday, May 7, 2010

Reduce Water Use with Water Wise Landscaping!

'Color Guard' yucca (front) , Texas sage (middle), and pink muhly grass (back) provide fall color in a drought tolerant landscape. Grouping drought tolerant plants together in landscape beds reduces the amount of water needed to keep your landscape healthy. This is one of the principles of water wise landscaping.

Water wise landscapes are designed and maintained to need less water year around, making them more resilient to dry weather and less reliant on irrigation. These are both desirable qualities in our area, considering droughts often occur and the increasing demand for water caused by rapid development. Applying water wise principles to your yard will help you reduce your outdoor water use and grow a healthy landscape. Making your landscape water wise does not require you to redo your entire yard; simply incorporate some basic practices into your landscape design and maintenance activities.

Learn more! Read the entire article on the Pender Extension website:

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