Water-Wise and Native Plants
The Center for Water-Efficient Landscaping promotes the use of native and adapted low-water plants to both conserve water and create beautiful landscapes, while still enjoying the many benefits that plants have to offer. Both native and adapted water-wise plants have a role in water-efficient landscapes in Utah and the Intermountain West. CWEL conducts research into native plants to introduce to the nursery industry and helps consumers select appropriate water-wise plants for their landscapes.
In addition to selecting low-water plants, there are seven basic landscaping principles that can help you to conserve water in the landscape. A water-wise landscape is one that is functional, attractive, and easily maintained in its natural surroundings. These principles will help you to have a beautiful landscape while still conserving water.