Water-efficient landscapes come in a variety of styles. If you’re looking to save water and have less maintenance, reduce turf grass and add more hardscape, such as patio areas. If you require functional play area, consider a more drought tolerant variety of grass such as St. Augustine or Hybrid Bermuda, or a groundcover such as Phyla Nodiflora (also known as Lippia), or artificial turf.
Here are some resources to help you plan or maintain your water-efficient landscape!
- EMWD Water Use Efficiency Guide (for residents)
- Water Saving, Garden Friendly Plants for the Inland Empire
- Sample Landscape Irrigation Schedule
- Water Use Efficiency Guidelines for New Development
- Water Efficient Landscape Ideas
- Water Efficient Plants
- Water Efficient Devices
- Water Use Classification of Landscape Species
- WaterWise Tips
- Find a landscape contractor! This site allows you to search for contractors in your area according to your specific landscaping needs.
|Drought tolerant plants and decomposed granite||Drought tolerant plants and rock mulch||Drought tolerant plants, rock mulch and limited turf grass||Hardscape used to reduce turf grass area|
|Colorful medians||Drought tolerant streetscapes||Artificial Turf||Drought tolerant can be lush and colorful!|
For more ideas, please visit our WaterWise Landscape Showcase!
Water-efficient plants require less water while still providing beautiful colors for your garden. Here are some varieties…
|Agave||Blue Hibiscus||Copper Canyon Daisy|
Island Bush Snapdragon
For more ideas, please visit www.waterwisegardenfriendly.com.
There are many techniques and devices that will help prevent runoff by using water more efficiently. Wood and rock mulches keep moisture in the soil and reduce evaporation. Bubblers, drip systems and rotator sprinkler nozzles apply water in a more targeted manner, reducing overspray and runoff.
|Drip system with ground bark mulch||Bark chip and rock mulch||Rotator nozzle sprinkler head||
Smart controller device