A lawn might be lovely, but it takes a lot of hard work to make it so; you’ve got to mow, weed, thatch, reseed, aerate. Then repeat. If you’d rather spend more time enjoying the outdoors instead of working on it, switch to one of these low-maintenance yard ideas. As a bonus, you’ll also save on your water bill because these alternatives use less water.
Low maintenance does not necessarily mean that you will avoid plants all together; the use of water wise plants will require less water and grow well in your area. As well as water wise plants, use of rocks in your yard will allow run off water to collect and feed your plants.
Gardeners wishing to live in a sustainable way will want to plant water-wise plants in their gardens. Indeed, many cities may soon require it. Waterwise plants have developed qualities that help them tolerate low rainfall, high heat and drying winds. These characteristics are taproots, leaves with fine gray hairs or high oil content, and bulbous, water-storing roots.
Here are a list of water wise plants and alternatives: