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

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape February 09, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

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 Outdoor Space
Designing Around Drainage Areas
Designing Small Spaces in the  Landscape
Elements and Principles of Design for Creating a Water Conserving Landscape
Grouping Plants into Hydrozones
Hardscaping Ideas to Minimize Water Use
Identify Sun and Shade Areas
Importance of Proper Plant Placement
Landscape Design: Dream Big, but Start out Small
Landscapes: Natural Plant Succession Considerations
Planning and Design: Grouping Plants
Preparing a Planting Plan
Using Accent Plants to Create Emphasis
Using Fences to Accent a Water-Wise Landscape
Using Sustainable Hardscape Materials
Water Conservation and Slopes
Tips for Using Plants to Reduce Noise in the Landscape

Plant Size Considerations
Consider Mature Size When Installing Plants
Microclimates in Water-Wise Landscapes
Plant Size Impacts on Sun and Shade
Planting to Enhance Views


Additional Resources: State Water Conservation Programs

Southwest: Texas Earth-Kind Landscaping

Connect with us

  • Facebook
  • YouTube


This is where you can find research-based information from America's land-grant universities enabled by



This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.