About 70 percent of the water consumed by the average single-family home is used outdoors. That means the best place to start conserving is your lawn and your garden. Xeriscape—landscaping with plants that use less water—can reduce outdoor water use by as much as 50 percent. Not only will you have a more beautiful and unique landscape, you will also save water and money.
The following websites offer detailed information about how you can incorporate xeriscape into your landscape: