One way to save water outdoors is by reducing the area of your backyard that needs watering – and adding to your outdoor living space can do just that. By creating or extending your outdoor living space (including your patio or deck), you cut back on the amount of water required. Adding attractive planters and container gardens in areas of your yard can add color and interest, and also allow you to use less water overall. And it’s a great way to make your backyard more enjoyable for you and your family.

To find out how much water your landscaping requires, check out our handy Drought Irrigation Guide. And, to find out if your water agency offers rebates on irrigation upgrades, visit the Rebates Page.