Waterwise design is not only worthy, but a win-win.
A waterwise garden comprises three gardening zones: oasis, transitional, and xeric.
The oasis zone is the area closest to a water source: drain spouts, rain barrels, spigot, etc.
The transitional zone is the area away from the house about midway from the home and the end of the property. Plantings here should be sustainable requiring only occasional supplemental water.
The xeric zone is at the property’s perimeter. These plants should be tough requiring no supplemental water. This area can be filled with dependable drought-resistant plants.
Designing your garden with waterwise zones, helps make you a more efficient gardener, places plants where they will thrive, while saving resources. Your garden wins, you win.
Helen Yoest is a garden writer and coach through her business Gardening with Confidence™
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