Swap water guzzling plants for low water use beauties. Many drought tolerant plants feature leaves that are silver, spiny or succulent (thick) in nature. You can find low water use plants for any region, from desert to Northern Plains. Visit a quality garden center to explore the plant choices for your neck of the woods.
Cisterns provide a large water storage option for roof runoff. Think of them like a rain barrel on steroids. A covered cistern eliminates insect issues that can develop with open rain barrels. Most large cisterns include a pump to speed water flow from the tanks.
This room is all about geometry, relaxation and serene finishes with a touch of whimsy. Inspired by a vintage tourism brochure of Catalina Island, the vibe of the space is casual, cool and so California for this Hollywood couple.
A cool white gazebo and custom dock stand at the far edge of the backyard, giving the owners direct access to the water. After reading and soaking up those coastal breezes, the family of five can dive into the water or hop on their boat and head for the horizon.
A custom Moroccan-inspired fountain not only serves as a focal point for the courtyard, but also invites guests to stop and really take in their surroundings.
Credits: Architecture: Koffka/Phakos Design; Landscape Contractor: New View Landscape; Pool/spa and Masonry: Darin Marten Construction; Metal Work: Salvador Delgado
This bowl water feature provides a relaxing focal point for patios. Aquascape is known for its sustainable, low-maintenance water gardens, and this lightweight patina bowl with interior pump is no exception. In this photo, the bowl on the left is shown with an additional spillway bowl on the right.
This impressive stone water feature is softened by the addition of purple peppermint willows with vivid oxalis ground cover at their bases. The water feature's design mimics the skyscrapers in the city skyline visible from the patio.