Xeriscape (Water-Efficient) Gardening

Outdoor sprinklers can account for 40 percent of household water use during the summer. With simple and easy Xeriscape landscaping, you may be able to reduce your outside water use by 50 to 60 percent.

From the Greek word “xeros,” which means “dry,” Xeriscape gardens require less water than traditional gardens.

By selecting drought-tolerant plants and using water-wise gardening techniques, you can

  • Reduce your outdoor water use
  • Create a colorful, natural garden
  • Spend less time on garden maintenance

Gardening With Less Water

Find out more about our water-conserving Xeriscaping program.
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United Water offers Xeriscape gardening tips to match your community’s geography, climate, and growing zone. 

For more information about Xeriscaping in your region, see your local United Water website or read the EPA publication on water efficient landscaping.