The Right Plant in the Right Place Is the Path to a Water-Smart Garden
Go back to your roots when you’re thinking about saving water this spring. With varying climates and geography nationwide, each region has distinctive plant species it can naturally support without requiring extra water and fertilizers. When you’re planning your garden this spring, use WaterSense’s What to Planttool to help you choose plants that are right for your climate and require minimal watering. Then group your plants in “hydrozones” according to their water needs to make it easy to irrigate them correctly.
Across the country, gardeners are already digging into the right plant, right place concept. You can find examples in the U.S. Northeast, Midwest, Southeast regions below, as well as nationwide in EPA’s water-smart landscape photo gallery.