Recent Low-water Landscaping Articles


Juhan Sonin

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,...


Photo: Wonderlane/flickr

Low-Maintenance, Eco-Friendly Lawns

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 20, 2015

A lush green lawn is lovely in theory, but in actual practice, it tends to be a major hassle. Mowing and weeding are just plain hard work, and the amount of water necessary to maintain...


Photo: Mark Scott Associates/flickr

Design a Landscape that Will Work for You

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 22, 2015

Spring is coming! It's time to plan your landscape! Have you recently bought a new house? Or is this the year you've resolved to finally do something about your home's drab outdoor...


Photo: Tatters/flickr

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...


Photo: Palomino/Morguefile

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...


Photo: Tami/Hometalk

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...


Photo: Phu Son/Flickr

Plan Ahead for Spring: 8 Efficient Watering Tips

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Nov 12, 2013

This might seem like a weird time to be talking about irrigation, but in many parts of the country, it's still dry, and there's never a bad time to talk about getting ready for the...


Photo: mrmac04/morguefile.com.

Glamorous Rock Gardens!

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Aug 13, 2013

Live somewhere dry? Want to save water? Just want to mix it up a little in the garden? Have you considered installing a rock garden? Rock gardens can make great DIY projects to spruce...