Show off your xeriscape in Water-Wise Landscape Tour

Location0404Is your yard beautiful and water efficient? Do you use native or adapted Texas plants? Is mulching your hobby? If so, your yard could be a star of Dallas Water Utilities’ 19th-annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour on June 1.

Applications are being accepted now, and the deadline is April 12. Five homeowners will win prizes in this year’s tour.

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Here are the judging criteria:

• Design
Aesthetic appeal; composition; use of color and plant variety
• Water conservation
Efficient irrigation/water use; use of non-vegetative materials such as fences, walls,
walks, etc.; use of native or adapted plants; reduced turf area; and use of mulches
• Appropriate maintenance
Landscape tidy — healthy, disease- and pest-free plants; no weeds; plants pruned as

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