Planning with water conservation in mind is especially easy here on the central coast. Many native plants thrive in this area and that means conservation landscaping can be more than "rocks and cactus."
In addition, the native plants are resistant to the wind, slugs, and animals. Resistance to wind is the most important factor when considering water conservation. Wind robs the plants of moisture and if the plant is not hardy, extra watering is necessary.
Planning is the most important part of successful conservation landscaping. Begin by deciding if you want to entertain, have privacy, provide area for children to play, or have a garden. You must also consider the areas where sun, shade, terrain and drainage will affect the plants you choose.
While it is best to consult a local landscaping architect or nursery for specific information, the following tips are true everywhere:
Water Conservation City of Yachats