Water-Wise Landscape for the Upper Midwest
Huckleberry, bluestem, blue sage and other native plants help create this water-conservation garden.
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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
Create a beautiful destination sitting area for your yard, and enjoy the fruits of cold-hardy cultivars.