Having a beautiful yard doesn’t have to mean using a lot of water or spending a lot of money.
Outdoor water use stresses existing water supplies by contributing to peak demand during summer months. During these hot, dry times, utilities must increase capacity to meet water needs, sometimes as much as three to four times the amount used during the winter. This brochure provides a holistic approach to developing a water-smart landscape for your home or property. From thoughts on landscape design to daily maintenance, it includes a step-by-step process for any homeowner and examples of beautiful, water-saving landscapes from across the country. (2013) US EPA.