Design your Landscape with the Right Plants in the Right Place
Select plants that match the landscape’s soil, light, water, and climatic conditions and group together plants with similar needs. Plants that are appropriate for a site generally need less water and maintenance, and they minimize the need for fertilizers and pesticides.
Minimize Stormwater Runoff
When rainfall is retained and used by plants on-site, the need for irrigation is minimized and pollution from stormwater runoff is reduced.
Properly designed and installed irrigation systems use water more efficiently. Regular inspections and maintenance ensures efficient operation. Seasonal schedules can adjust to changing needs throughout the year. Even well-designed systems should be inspected monthly for leaks, broken parts and proper adjustment, including controllers/timers and rain shut-off devices.
To learn more about designing a Water-Wise landscape, please visit ffl.ifas.ufl.edu