Water-Wise Landscape for the Lower Midwest
A rain chain, a dry creek bed and a mixture of drought-tolerant and moisture-loving plants give this entryway garden an A+ in smart use of available water.
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Use this landscape plan to accent your home's entranceway, reduce the amount of ground devoted to turfgrass and make the most of the rain that falls. An artful rain chain and rock-filled basin help slow runoff from the roof and direct water into a dry creek bed. Plants in the stream bed are moisture-tolerant; those outside are drought-tolerant.
This to-do list will help you install this plan's key features:
Other ways to conserve water
Huckleberry, bluestem, blue sage and other native plants help create this water-conservation garden.
Use this plan and plant list to create an earth-friendly entry garden that conserves and recycles rainwater.
Ninebark, prairie sage, snowberry and other native plants help make the best use of rainfall in this earth-friendly garden design.