Talking to so many people about rain barrels and water conservation has started me thinking about converting my own landscape to a low-water using one.
People accomplish this by reducing water-hogging turf and incorporating efficient plants, especially those native to the area.
Rather than figure this all out by myself, I went looking for good examples. Serendipitously, the Save Dallas Water group is hosting a low water landscape tour and posted a map in advance on its website.
I’ve started driving around taking snapshots of these yards, and several were featured in today’s DMN Home section. What I’m struggling with is how to plan this out and keep it at least somewhat in line with what a traditional suburban landscape looks like. I feel like that balance can be achieved, but I’m not necesarily seeing it in the ones I’ve driven past. They’re great for those who have them, just not what I want for my own patch of land.
If anyone has other really great native landscapes on suburban lots, please do comment.