How to Create a Drought-Tolerant Yard

About 25% of Texas’ water supply in urban areas is used for landscaping. Most of the water is used to maintain plants with high water demands, such as turf grass and exotic plants. Proper landscape design can conserve thousands of gallons of water every year. Xeriscaping is a landscaping style designed to need little to no irrigation or maintenance and is often used in arid regions, like Texas. Water conservation practices like this will become necessary as droughts become more frequent and rainfall becomes scarce.

Xeriscaped yard with walking path.