16 Inspiring Drought-Friendly Gardening Tips
Making do with less water is the new reality for gardeners and homeowners. Because of droughts across the country, and particularly in California where the state is mandating a reduction in water usage, many people are getting creative when it comes to cultivating greenery in their yards.
Even the pros are getting in on the less-water movement. Landscape experts Johanna Silver and Lauren Dunec Hoang created a drought-tolerant landscape for Sunset magazine's New Backyard Cottage and Garden project, an endeavor that focused on indoor small-space design as well as a well-planned exterior space. The topic is further explored in the magazine's new easy-care gardening book.
Johanna and Lauren, who are also editors at Sunset, combined their expertise to design a lawn-free expanse that still focuses on beautiful greenery. We spoke with both women to learn about their inspiration and to pick up some tips on how to create beautiful exterior spaces that are still drought-friendly.