Water Awareness Month

  • Select plants that will grow best in your yard's microclimates, from sunny and hot to shady and cool.

  • When shopping for low water-use plants, look for the following adaptations: small and/or tough leaves; pale-colored stems and leaves; waxy or hairy coverings; water-storing leaves, stems or roots.

  • Consider each plant's mature size and place them where they have plenty of room to grow. Excessive pruning can shorten your plant's lifespan.