Dos and don’ts to encourage a minimal-irrigation garden
Use plants that are adapted to dry conditions, such as indigenous and succulent species.
Young plants toughen into their environment as they develop. Larger plants are trickier to establish in difficult conditions.
Once your young plants have established, slowly decrease irrigation to encourage tough, hardened plants.
build The Soil
No chemical feeding will allow the natural mycorrhizal symbiosis in the soil to develop. This will help plants survive in tough conditions.
Protect The Soil
Cover soil with lots of mulch to keep roots cool and decrease leaching and evaporation.