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WaterWise Landscape Toolbox


Water Wise Landscape Toolbox

Water friendly yard with plants and gravel ground covering.Water-efficient landscapes come in a variety of styles. Whether you are looking to save water or minimize maintenance, reducing turf grass and adding more hardscape, such as patio areas, may be beneficial.

EMWD provides a number of resources to help you plan or maintain your water-efficient landscape!

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WaterWise Tips
Simple ways to save water, and use it wisely.

Simple ways to save water, and use it wisely.

  • Reduce or remove grass and replace it with water-wise landscaping that uses up to 50 percent less water! If you require a functional play area, consider a more drought tolerant variety of grass such as St. Augustine or Hybrid Bermuda, or a ground cover such as Phyla Nodiflora (also known as Lippia).
  • Use a layer of organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons of water a year.