Water-Wise Landscape for the Southwest
Use this plan and plant list to create an earth-friendly entry garden that conserves and recycles 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
Purple coneflower, Mexican feather grass, blue flag iris, yucca and St. John's wort help add color and interest to this...
Ninebark, prairie sage, snowberry and other native plants help make the best use of rainfall in this earth-friendly garden design.
Plant the best berries and fruit trees for hot, dry areas, and create a beautiful destination sitting area for your yard.