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Gardening with Water Conservation in Mind


Planning and Design with Water Use Zones

Many parts of the country are experiencing more frequent droughts and hotter weather, resulting in water restrictions. But water conservation doesn't mean that you can't enjoy gardening. This is why we xeriscape!

Water use zones allow you to focus water use where it is most beneficial for the beauty of your home's outdoor living environment.

Water ZonesUnderstanding your landscape's water zones can help you create a water efficient garden.

Zone One: The Oasis Zone

The oasis zone, where the more water-intensive plants are used, is the area up close to the house; here the landscape is most visible and accessible to the home's interior and entry ways.

Zone Two: The Transition Zone

The transition zones, where waterwise perennials are used in areas that occupy the middle ground of the property, especially along walkways, driveways, fences and other areas that are visible as you approach the house.

Water conservation doesn't mean that you can't enjoy gardening.

Zone Three: The Xeric Zone

The xeric zone, where only very xeric plants exist, is the outermost area along the property boundary and other out-of-the way areas that lack supplemental water.

Note: Some homeowners opt to forego an oasis zone and bring the transition zone right up to the house. This gives them the look they want while providing additional water savings.

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