Water-Wise Landscape for the Northwest
Earth-friendly exterior design helps conserve and recycle rainwater.
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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
Plant the best berries and fruit trees for your Northwest climate, and create a beautiful sitting area at the same time.