Recent Low-water Landscaping Articles


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Curbside Planting Primer

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2015

Hell strip. That's another name for the skinny little plot of land sandwiched between two expanses of concrete -- the sidewalk and the curb. Although technically owned by the city,...


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Grow Flowers and Bushes that Suit Your Garden Climate

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 01, 2014

Flowers, bushes, and flowering shrubs add eye appeal to any home's outdoor space. If you would like to feature ornamental plantings in your garden, you'll achieve the best results when...


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4 Ways Smart Homes Are Getting Smarter Than Ever

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 21, 2014

It used to be that we adults just had to worry about keeping up with our children in the smarts department. (Remember the first time you had to ask your offspring to show you how to...


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9 Wasteful Yard Care Habits and How to Kick Them

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 29, 2014

Summer means balmy weather, longer evenings and a more leisurely pace of life. If you’d love to sit back and enjoy your garden but are too busy planting weeding and watering,...


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Don’t Bag Those Grass Clippings – Use Them!

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 07, 2014

Like it or not, cutting the grass is a chore that needs to be done on a regular basis by anyone who has a lawn. But once you’re finished mowing, what do you do with all the grass...


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Drought Tolerant Plants for 2014

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Mar 03, 2014

Think a drought-tolerant garden has to be all dull colors and straggly plants? Think again. If your Dallas plumbing is groaning over the miserable, dry heat, that doesn't mean your...


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Converting to Xeriscaping

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Jan 29, 2014

With a drought just declared in California, I have my garden on the brain, and I'm not the only one. Many people in my community have allowed their gardens to die over the last few...


Image of a xeriscape garden in Washington state by brewbooks/wikimedia commons.

Cope With Water Shortages By Xeriscape Gardening

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | G+ | Apr 03, 2013

Xeriscaping, quite untrue to its potential to support colorful blooms throughout the seasons, has gotten an unfair association with rock gardens with cacti. While in some climates it...