Sacramento-area residents did an outstanding job conserving water during California’s historic drought. A big reason was their willingness to limit outdoor watering, which is where most household water use occurs.
For many people, the drought gave them an opportunity to rethink the way they view and use their landscape and to consider whether it’s time for a change.
Check out the stories below of those who decided to rethink their yards—and the benefits they found by moving from a thirsty landscape to a beautiful, low-water use lifestyle.
Here are some resources to help you Rethink Your Yard.
- A Homeowner’s Guide to a WaterSmart Landscape
- Water-wise gardening in the Gold County Region Create your wish list of low water-use plants!
- Eco-Friendly Landscape Design Plans for the New California Landscape The site provides residents and landscape professionals with turn-key landscape and irrigation plans and tools for creating a beautiful, eco-friendly landscape.
- Tired of Your Thirsty Turfgrass? Low-water lawns and tough turfgrasses that look good even in a drought
- How to videos