Here’s some inspiration to help you be water-wise, save money, and have a beautiful yard!

Landscaping Tips

Soil and Site Conditions

  • Keep your soil healthy
  • Aerate your soil
  • Use mulch to save water and improve soil health
  • Minimize steep slopes
  • Use soil amendments where appropriate


  • Use regionally appropriate, low water-using and native plants
  • Recognize site conditions and plant appropriately
  • Group similar plants together for irrigation


  • Irrigate only when needed
  • Keep up with the weeding
  • If you have a lawn, raise your lawn mower cutting height
  • Minimize or eliminate fertilizer

Award-Winning Landscapes

Below are photos of a few past contest winners, as well as several beautiful drought-tolerant yards we’ve come across.

Inspiration For Your Imagination

Below are just a few of the many stunning drought-tolerant plants and succulents.