Imagine a less water-dependent future
In this 21st-century backyard, the latest water-wise elements are in use
1. Choose plants native to the West’s dry areas; they require little water beyond the rain that nature provides. Shrubs, trees, perennials, and grasses from other dry regions like Australia, the Mediterranean, and South Africa also are good choices.
2. Irrigate veggies, herbs, berries, fruits, and greens using a drip system that’s connected to a smart controller. It waters the crops, runs on real-time weather data, and shuts off automatically.
3. Use decomposed granite, porous concrete, or new eco-friendly pavers such as Eco Pavestone. Water trickles through these materials and into the soil, moistening plants’ roots and replenishing groundwater.