As you plan your garden in San Jose, you’ll need to make sure to choose low water use plants from your local hardware store. California’s severe drought and water conservation regulations restrict the amount of water that you can use for your lawn and garden. Your local hardware store should also have lawn and garden tools and equipment that will help you save water, like low-flow irrigation systems.
Watch this video for some tips for planting a water-friendly garden. Proper lawn and garden drainage and irrigation can save quite a bit of water over time. Drip hoses and water-efficient irrigation systems can further conserve water. Low water use plants, such as succulents, are a great contribution to a garden planted in a dry, arid climate. Plants that require more water should be grouped together in your garden, so that you can water them all at once.