In a hot, dry climate, we are always looking for ways to conserve water. Conserving water in your yard is a great way to save water without compromising on a beautiful landscape. Fortunately, so many of our stunning, desert-adapted plants require very little water.
With spring approaching and temperatures warming back up, it’s a great time to think about preparing your garden for warm weather. If you are considering trying to create a low water-use garden there are many excellent choices available.
You may typically think of cactus and succulents as low water-use plants. However, there are also plenty of flowering shrubs that thrive in our dry desert climate. While cacti require the least amount of water, they do not always provide the same amount of color and soft texture that many shrubs do. Desert-adapted shrubs bring seasonal color, while still taking up less water than non-desert adapted plants. Bluebells, Fairy Dusters and Sage plants are all wonderful desert adapted shrubs to consider. If you have questions about the right shrub for your yard, consult your local lawn care store or nursery professional!