Goal: Maximize water infiltration and maintain integrity of the watershed.

Select plants to fit existing soil moisture conditions.
Livable Plants for the Home Landscape
Provide irrigation only when required for plant establishment or management during extended drought.
Landscape Management for Water Conservation
Use captured and treated rainwater, grey-water, and wastewater for on-site water needs such as when landscape irrigation is necessary.
Harvesting Water
Reduce or limit impervious surfaces to improve water infiltration.
Permeable vs. Impermeable Surfaces
Reduce stormwater discharge by installing gardens to slow water movement and encourage infiltration (rain gardens, green roofs) rather than relying on stormwater collection and removal from the site.
Rain Gardens
Green Roofs
Prevent sediment runoff with well-developed plant cover and by using appropriate sediment-control practices during site construction.
Preventing Erosion