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

Pruning to Maintain Plant Health

Pruning is sometimes necessary to improve plant health. The only time pruning might not be needed is when a natural woodland area is desired.

In this case, dead branches and dead trees can be left to provide perches, nesting sites, and other desirable benefits for pollinators and birds.They become part of the natural nutrient cycling process in the landscape. Note, however, to occasionally check for any disease or pest outbreaks in these areas.

If a more manicured look is …