Water Smart Landscaping

My neighbors who know I am trying to go greener ask me if I plan to put rocks or mulch in my whole yard so I won’t have to water.  When I explain I will be planting native plant species and shrubs they think I will be planting my yard with weeds!  There is a lot still to learn…by me and my neighbors!   The EPA WaterSense division has a wonderful website with information about general landscaping practices. There are links to even more resources for more in-depth information, like the Alliance for Water Efficiency which provides basics for landscaping and xeriscaping.  The main article has a few beautiful landscape pictures as well as as valuable links.  Read more…

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