April is National Garden Month! Spring is the perfect time to give your garden attention before the weather warms.

Consider updating your landscaping with desert-friendly flowers, trees and shrubs. Using low-water plants will save water and money, while helping your garden grow and thrive. For ideas, pick up a free copy of Lush & Efficient, a guide to local planting, at Desert Water Agency in Palm Springs or at Coachella Valley Water District’s locations in Palm Desert and Coachella. You can also download the book online at cvwd.org or dwa.org.

Many area water agencies offer turf removal programs that can help with the cost of removing grass. Check out our Rebates page for your water agency’s rebates.

Looking for a list of seasonal low-water herbs, fruits and vegetables? Check out this month-by-month garden guide for the Coachella Valley.

Remember to water plants in the early morning or evening and focus the spray around the roots. This will reduce evaporation and allow the plants to make the most of the water!