A drought tolerant garden is filled with plants that thrive on rainfall alone. When drought tolerant, climate appropriate plants are grouped properly together in a garden landscape according to soil, water and sunlight needs, they are able to flourish only with what nature provides. Since the Environmental Protection Agency reports that the average American household uses 320 gallons of water per day, 30% of which is devoted to outdoor use (and of that figure used outdoors, as much as 50% is wasted by inefficient watering methods and systems), and the fact that California is in drought conditions, it’s important to secure a plan for saving water.
There are a number of areas in California where outdoor water use is severely restricted (even not allowed!). Why not start to plan a garden where you don’t have to irrigate and that will save you water and maintenance expenses?
Consult with a landscape professional qualified and/or certified in native (and Ocean Friendly) Gardens. Also, plan to attend the FREE Water Wise Classes presented by Ventura Water. Visit: VenturaWater.net/water/landscape for details!