July 2012

Water-wise garden tips

Conserving water in the high desert

Looking around town, it's easy to see we live in the high desert. Few homes sport a green lawn. The best manicured spreads feature artful rocks and hardy native cacti and succulents. This is all well and good for ornamental plantings, but what of us that grow a few vegetables or water hungry flowers in our garden? Outside of the too-short monsoon season, these plants need irrigation which isn't always possible with water restrictions.