This is on of the articles dedicated on water conservation and its maximum use. Plants are the ornament of any garden, choosing the right plants is crucial when it comes to saving water. If you live in an arid area with water shortages during the summer months, don’t even think to have a lawn!
Lawn is one of the largest consumers of water. To look beautiful you need to water it every 3-4 days, which is a luxury at times when water is precious. Instead of lawns, plant drought tolerant plants such as ornamental grasses, agave, Euphorbia, … Pay special attention to succulent plants. They tolerate water scarcity. Some of them will very well withstand a stronger winter, however, just in case, read the declaration on the plant.
Discard planting flowers in pots as a major consumer of water. However, you can fill some pots with drought-tolerant plants. Also, instead of classic pots you can use some handy ones such as a bird bath. As you have seen, you do not have to give up multicolored flowers, only the types of plants you plant need to be adapted to the conditions. Find the right plants and you will always have wonderful garden!