maintaining a water conserving landscape – table of contents

Integrated Pest Management

Organic Pest Management

Landscape Weed Management

Methods of Weed Control in Water Conserving Landscapes
Plant Selection to Reduce Weeds
Weeds in Water-Conserving Landscapes

Turfgrass Management

Mowing Turfgrass to be Water-Wise
Types of Lawn Mowers

Water-Wise Landscape Maintenance

Basics of Organic Landscape Maintenance
Maintaining  Native Water-Wise  Landscapes
Myth of a No Maintenance Landscape
Pruning Basics in a Water-Wise Landscape
Pruning to Maintain Plant Health
Pruning Sub-Shrubs in the Water-Wise Landscape

Plants for Water-Wise Pollinator Gardens: Lavender (Lavandula species)


Plant Family

Mint Family (Labiatae /Lamiaceae)

Common Name



Lavender is a popular drought tolerant woody perennial native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. It is an aromatic sub-shrub and is used as an herb as well as for its fragrance.

There are many species of lavender but the most commonly planted types in the U.S. are the hardier English lavenders (Lavendula angustifolia).

Flower spikes range in color from white and pink to dark …

landscape areas in water conserving landscapes – table of contents


The Role of Turfgrass in the Water Conserving Landscape
Selecting Appropriate Turfgrass Species
Turfgrass Area Design for Efficient Irrigation
Cool Season Turfgrass Species
Warm Season Turfgrass Species
Transition Zone Turfgrass Species
Turfgrass Design for Easy Maintenance
Soil Preparation for Planting Turfgrass

Parking (Park) Strips

planning and design of water conserving lawns and landscapes – table of contents

Analyzing Your Landscape: Beginning Gardeners

Residential Landscape Design: Keeping a Garden Journal
Residential Landscapes: Opportunities and Constraints for Design
Taking an Inventory of Your Yard

Analyzing Your Landscape: Experienced Gardeners

Landscape Design: Creating Unity (experienced gardeners)
Site Inventory and Analysis for Water-Wise Landscapes (experienced)
Water-Wise Landscape Family Needs Assessment

Landscape Designs

Planning a Water-Wise Landscape

Creating a Practical/Pleasing

plant materials for water conservation – table of contents

Plant Propagation

Propagating Water Conserving Plants
Propagating Water Conserving Plants by Division

Regulations and Ordinances

City Ordinances for Water Conserving Landscapes: Plant Materials
Invasive and Noxious Plant Problems
Noxious Weeds and Water-Conserving Landscapes
Ordinances for Water Conserving Landscapes

Plant Selection for a Purpose

Animal Wildlife Considerations in the Water Conserving Home Landscape
Design Features of Native Landscapes
Diversity Encourages Landscape Sustainability
Misconceptions about Using Native Plants in the Landscape
Native Landscapes Reflect Local Plant Communities
Using Bedding Plants in the

improving soil for water conservation – table of contents

Beneficial Soil Fauna

Benefits of Mycorrhizae
Beneficial Soil Invertebrates
Beneficial Soil Microbes
Creating Your Own Worm Farm
Earthworms in the Garden

Organic Matter

What is Organic Matter? Benefits
How to Add Organic Matter to Soil
Ways to Achieve an Organic Matter Rich Soil
Different Types of Compost
Fast Composting
Slow Composting

Soil Moisture

Soil Moisture Sensors (SMS) for the Home Landscape

Soil Preparation

Landscape Water Savings Calculators

Water savings calculators estimate approximate water use in the landscape and are a great way to take the guesswork out of how much water is being used.

Irrigating properly is often a time consuming and frustrating activity. Try out these calculators and see if they simplify the irrigation scheduling process.

There’s an app for that! Visit Hunter Industries website to download the water savings calculators app.

Landscape Water Savings Tools

EPA GreenScapes Tools