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Water-Conserving Plants

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By choosing plants that naturally flourish without a lot of water, you'll help your water bill and the environment. Keep your yard looking green and vibrant, even in drought conditions, by following these simple tips.

Save Water in Your Garden

  • Choose water-conserving plants. Their very nature is to conserve water, helping you to do the same. See the list below for some ideas.
  • Add organic matter to your soils. By adding compost, chopped-up leaves or manure, you’ll improve the water-holding capacity of your soil, keeping it moist longer.
  • Water the roots directly. Your typical soaker hose or drip irrigation is the perfect way to water. Skip watering the leaves, and go straight for the roots at the base of the plant.
  • Utilize mulch where you can. By adding 6 to 8 inches of mulch, you not only help prevent pesky weeds from appearing, but also reduce the amount of evaporation that happens, which will make the plant less thirsty.

Water-Conserving Plants

Visit a Lowe’s Garden Center today and let one of our customer service associates help you pick the perfect plants for your yard. Here’s a list of drought-tolerant plants to help you get started:

  • Angelonia
  • Ipomea
  • Luna Hibiscus
  • Pentas
  • Portulaca
  • Purslane
  • Begonia
  • Calibrachoa
  • Celosia
  • Coleus
  • Lantana
  • Mexican Heather
  • Pennisetum
  • Rudbeckia
  • Salvia
  • Spike
  • Verbena
  • Zinnia

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