TEXAS URBAN LANDSCAPE GUIDE
Tips on using the Urban Landscape Guide; how the written guide relates
to the Web site; using the PlantSelector database.
Water in the Soil – Plant – Atmosphere
The relationship between landscape plantings and the characteristics
of the environment in which they grow is complex.
Water Wise Landscaping
Principles of the WaterWise landscape design process; techniques for soil analysis
and improvement; selecting site-appropriate plants; site features that affect
Practical Turf Areas
Turfgrasses form the foundation of many landscapes and serve important
functional roles; size and shape of turf areas impacts water
Efficient irrigation strategies, irrigation zoning; alternative irrigation
Mulch is the "finishing touch" for landscape beds; it is an important
tool for reducing water lost from soil as well as controlling weeds.
Proper maintenance begins with proper plant selection; maintenance
should be done in a timely fashion.
Programmatic Approaches to Water Conservation
Any water conservation program begins with education.
Ordinance Approaches to Water Conservation
Successful water conservation programs depend upon a set of well planned
and appropriately implemented municipal ordinances.
Conservation and Incentives
ETo-based water budgets; irrigation system design; irrigation controls
and sensors; irrigation zoning; turfgrass selection and turfgrass alternatives
of Irrigation BMP
Best Management Practices (BMPs); programmatic and incentive approaches
for implementing BMPs.
and Rules for Implementing Irrigation BMP
Irrigation system design and installation; compliance activities including
education and enforcement.
Staffing and resources; cost effectiveness considerations
Colorado River Authority
Suggested Conservation and Landscape Guidelines
Potential Drought Provisions Affecting Landscape Water
A comprehensive list of the sources used in the development of the
Urban Landscape Guide.
Web resources that provide additional information for water resource
conservation and selection of plants for the urban landscape.
Urban Landscape Guide Manual
Conservation Task Force Best Management Practices Guide
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