The Q&A Archives: Water friendly backyard

Question: I have a backyard that is all dirt and would like to transform it to a drought resistant garden, but also have fruit trees and be dog friendly, so some type of lawn for him to lay in would be appreciated.

I also have a 2 tiered brick area in the back and not sure what to put there.

Answer: Here are two outstanding websites devoted to California desert gardening and water conservation measures. The first is sponsored by Cochella Valley Water District: The second is devoted to California native plants: Between the two sites you should come away with a better understanding of which plants grow best in the sites you have in your yard and the best way to take care of them. Best wishes with your project!

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