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If it’s flooding in one part of the country, it’s dry as a bone in others. When in a drought, water becomes a precious commodity, and local governments will start to restrict its use. Basically, you won’t be watering your yard every day, so it’s good to know how to landscape in a drought.
Native Plants Are Winners
You probably look at all of those scrubby plants on the side of the road and think they’re not so pretty. Think again. Your yard is dead and these hearty little roadside flora are still green. Most likely they’re native to the area, so learn to love them and seek out the ones you think are pretty at the local nursery. They don’t need special soil, and they certainly don’t need lots of water. What is pretty in Jamaica just won’t survive in a Texas yard.
Catch The Water When It Rains
You don’t need fancy rainwater catchment systems. All you need are few trashcans. You know where the water drains off your roof. In fact, you may even have a gutter drain you could run into a trashcan. When it does rain, let nature fill up those cans. Then put a lid on them. This will reduce evaporation and keep mice and frogs from hopping in and drowning. Remember that your plants aren’t the only living things that are thirsty.
Rainwater requires some toting to and from, but it’s well worth it if you want to be environmentally conscious. Besides, your plants will love the stuff. Let nature be your gardener. It definitely knows how to survive better than humans.