One of the most effective and lasting steps you can take to conserve water is to convert your yard into a drought-resistant landscape.
Get an estimate of how much water you might save by changing to a drought-resistant landscape.
What can you do to conserve water and replenish the groundwater of your local aquifer?
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You can also save water used in landscaping by gathering rainwater. Check out the links below:
Rainwater as a resource
Bewaterwise hosts the helpful California Friendly Garden Guide. The Guide has a large number of examples of drought-resistant plants and landscapes and allows you to create a personal catalog of plants to help you plan your new garden.