Have you made your plans for the weekend yet? With rain in the forecast, now is the time to get outside, spend some time in your yard and enjoy some mild weather while it lasts. The rain anticipated for Sunday night will give your new plants a little soak, and you can let nature do the watering. With a drought declaration established for the entire state, little changes can help make a big difference in helping keep water in storage for the future.
When thinking about what plants might work best for your landscape, consider:
- Amount of sunlight (Full sun, partial sun or complete shade)
- Type of existing irrigation (Hand water, drip line, rotating nozzle)
- Full size at maturity (Plants that work in the space when fully mature)
For a listing of attractive, water-efficient plants that are usually available locally, check out the Nifty 50. This easy to use guide will also let you know if birds, bees, hummingbirds and butterflies will visit your garden as well as suggestions for keeping your new plant friends alive (we know not everyone has a green thumb!)
For more resources and tips, including rebates on irrigation controller, rotating nozzles and rain barrels, visit our Conservation page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for water efficient tips, information on rebates and education on where your water supply comes from.