Channel 7: Drought Tolerant by Design

One of the hot topics is becoming more water-wise.  As you’ve heard many of us in the industry say before, this does not mean you have to have a yard full of rock.

Phil will discuss tips that can help you plant a garden or landscape that requires very little water after establishment.

Here are some helpful tips to help create water-efficient landscape:

  • Have a plan/design before you plant
  • Select the appropriate plants that need less water
  • Reduce your turf areas or consider an alternate type than Kentucky Bluegrass
  • Mow your lawn higher and less often
  • Improve your soil
  • Mulch your beds
  • Irrigate efficiently
  • Capture rain and snow runoff
  • Maintain your garden properly

Phil will show examples of plant materials that thrive with very little water.  Some of these plants may include:

  • Lavender
  • Miscanthus Grass
  • Russian Sage
  • Ice Plant
  • Blue Fescue Grass
  • Speedwell
  • Sedum
  • Pincushion Flower
  • Red-Hot Poker
  • Siberian Iris

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