Getting started: Saving water in your yard  

Before stepping into your garden, first arm yourself with some facts, figures, and water-saving inspiration 

Help is a click away: Visit these websites for more ideas

Aquafornia.com
Sponsored by the Water Education Foundation, this California blog is filled with news and links of interest to water geeks―but these days, everyone should be a water geek.

Bewaterwise.com
A watering index and calculator can help you curb your addiction. Check out the video tips on how to design and plant California-friendly landscapes.

ccwater.com/conserve
This site, based in Northern California, is packed with stealable ideas on conservation, landscape design, and maintenance.

Denverwater.org
Denver residents can check out reservoir levels, get ideas for xeriscaping (with before and after shots), and understand the effects of using recycled water in gardens.

h2ouse.org
The interactive map of the Water Saver Home gives great ideas for conserving indoors and out.

Partners4water.org
Resources for the Northwest, with lots of info on Puget Sound. Plus a list of regional water-wise gardens.

snwa.org
A resource guide for homeowners in southern Nevada, including design ideas for backyards that meet specific lifestyle needs: child-friendly, for example.

thegarden.org
The Water Conservation Garden at California’s Cuyamaca College includes links to resources like plant lists.

Wateruseitwisely.com
A bit of the basics, plus links to every state’s water websites. It’s based in Phoenix, so the site contains lots of info for Arizona.

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