Drought-Tolerant Landscaping

Drought-tolerant landscaping
is what matters.

Did you know you can help manage your New Braunfels Utilities bill and protect our natural resources by conserving your water usage? Small changes in your landscaping and watering practices can make a big difference.

Click here for a list of native drought-tolerant plants to enhance your lawn.

Use drought-tolerant plants that are adapted to this area to reduce outdoor water use by 20 to 50 percent.


Group plants with similar watering needs together.


Replace grass with artificial turf or xeriscaping.


Apply mulch over soil to hold moisture and prevent runoff.


Water before 10:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m. Evaporation losses are up to 60 percent higher during the day.


One half to one inch of water per week will keep most lawns healthy.


Harvest the rain. Buy or make a rain barrel or a cistern to collect water for your plants.


Set sprinklers to water the lawn, not sidewalks and driveways.


Avoid watering on windy days.

August 2019 Drought-tolerant Landscaping Contest Terms and Conditions