Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Landscaping Practices

Articles

OKC educates residents, businesses on smarter water use (Terry-Cobo, Sarah. Journal Record; Oklahoma City, Okla. 6/22/2017)

Zoo Garden Teaches Lessons about Water Conservation and Drought-tolerant Plants (by Trisha Gedon in the Fall 2015 issue of The Division Triangle)

Got Questions about Stormwater Runoff and LID? (by Joshua Cross, OWRC staff writer)

Conserving water in the landscape (news article by Trisha Gedon, Agricultural Communications Services, 4/4/2014)

Plant Selection

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Xeriscaping reduces the water needed in landscaping... more
(Dr. Mike Schnelle and David Hillock - Horticulture & Landscape Architecture)

Watch a video on principles of xeriscape gardening.

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Rain gardens require much less water than traditional turf because they hold water in the soil; plus, they help recharge groundwater.

Visit lid.okstate.edu for much more information.


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Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University:
- Collection of rain water for irrigation
- Garden pond maintenance
- Xeriscaping

Irrigation Techniques

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The Water Conservation and Irrigation Training Center serves homeowners, students, and industry professionals in advancing the understanding and adoption ow water-saving irrigation applications.

The Center is located at the Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University.

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Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University:
- Collection of rain water for irrigation
- Garden pond maintenance
- Xeriscaping

 

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