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Landscaping Tips for Water Efficiency

Designing a new yard or sprucing up your current one?

Try water-smart landscaping techniques, which conserve resources and cut your water bills.

For example, ditch exotic plants for native ones. They’re adapted to local conditions and require little water beyond normal rainfall.

Group plants into “hydrozones” according to their water requirements. This avoids overwatering by letting you meet each zone’s specific needs.

Consider planting thirsty turfgrass only where it has a practical function, such as in play areas.

Put mulch around shrubs and garden plants to reduce evaporation, inhibit weed growth and prevent erosion.

Water-smart landscaping is an efficient way to save resources while boosting your home’s curb appeal.