Native plants like Salvia Amistad and Prairie Dawn Penstemon reduce the need for supplemental water. All photos courtesy of Laura Stone.

Attention green thumbs! The City of Dallas Water Conservation office announced its call for entries for its 2017 Water Wise Landscape Tour. Gardens will be selected for the October 14th tour based on beauty, maintenance, and water conservation efforts. If you’re ready to throw your hat in the ring, you can enter until August 18.

For those who may need some help understanding and improving your yard’s water usage, we’ve got your back. We asked Master Gardener Laura Stone for some guidance on making our gardens more water wise. So whether you want to improve water consumption in your existing yard, or to strategically plan a new landscape project, Stone has a blueprint for sustainable success.