Your Better Yard

Water-Saving Landscapes to Fit Your Lifestyle!

Are you looking to save water while maintaining a beautiful landscape? Whether you are a master gardener or have little patience for lawncare, you can make your yard more attractive and functional while also saving water. Enhance your landscapes with water-saving techniques and technologies that fit your lifestyle and yard type.

Check out the eight different landscape types below to see which one might match your yard and lifestyle. Once you have found your better yard, learn how you can upgrade your landscape and save water with WaterSense labeled products and smart practices. 

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8 Lifestyle Landscapes: Click through to see tips and resources for each one!

Backyard Beauty

Backyard Beauty Landscape

Are you a master gardener with a variety of annuals, perennials, and vegetables in your yard? Is your landscape lush, and do you require efficient irrigation performance in a variety of climates? If you’re going for Backyard Beauty, consider these tips for your better yard:

Dog Digging Dilemma

Dog Digging Dilemma Landscape

Are you a tech-savvy pet owner who thinks your phone isn’t the only thing that should be smart? Do you want flower beds kept safe from digging paws? Is your irrigation system controlled with a clock timer? Solve your Dog Digging Dilemma with your better yard:

Conduct a sprinkler spruce-up every spring to find any sprinkler components that need repair. Replace any broken spray sprinkler bodies with WaterSense labeled models.

Playdate Priorities

Playdate Priorities Landscape

Does your yard have an in-ground sprinkler system, and your home have high water pressure? Is your yard packed with playground equipment and kids over for playdates, leaving little free time? Focus on your Playdate Priorities instead of lawn maintenance with your better yard:

Landscape Luxury

Landscape Luxury Landscape

Do you love to entertain outdoors, but also like to travel and leave the lawn maintenance to someone else? Are you in the market for a landscape or irrigation system redesign? Your better yard can have Landscape Luxury and use less water:

Family Fun

Family Fun Landscape

Is your lawn the envy of the neighborhood? Are you picky about what you plant and when to water? Do you also like to practice sports with the kids in the backyard? Focus on Family Fun and not on lawn care in your better yard:

Low-Maintenance Living

Low Maintenance Living Landscape

Are you a busy working parent who wants to spend more time with the kids than your lawn? Instead of an in-ground sprinkler system, do you water with a hose hooked up to a sprinkler? Stop mowing and start Low-Maintenance Living with your better yard:

Urban Oasis

Urban Oasis Landscape

Are you a city-dweller with little outdoor space and a desire to make the world a better place? Do you grow your own vegetables and flowers in your backyard or balcony? Are you the do-it-yourself type, or at least willing to learn by watching a YouTube video? Turn your Urban Oasis into your better yard:

Community Plot

Community Plot Landscape

Are you an avid community gardener or teaching kids how to plant and grow food? Is the garden next to a school or building with plenty of precipitation? Are you building raised beds to grow flowers and vegetables? Turn a Community Plot into your better yard:

  • Fill the garden with plants that are native to the region.
  • Arrange beds in hydrozones to simplify watering. 
  • Teach kids about water conservation by using a rain barrel to collect water from a nearby roof to use for irrigation.
  • Install a drip irrigation system to deliver water slowly and over a longer period of time.