Significant water savings can be realized by converting a 30’x30′ sprinkler irrigated lawn/turf area to an attractive xeriscape planting on drip irrigation. A normal twice-weekly watering of this size lawn would use approximately 800 gallons/ week. Converting this total lawn area to a native/ mediterranean and succulent plant garden and planting approximately 60 plants irrigated by 1 gallon per hour drip emitters would result in the new water use of approximately 60-80 gallons/ week. This is a significant 700 gallons per week savings or a reduction in water usage of up to 90%.
“A method of landscaping that emphasizes water conservation in its use of efficient irrigation and drought-resistant plants.”