Xeriscape is a landscaping idea that works to conserve water through the planting of an attractive, useful, water-efficient home garden, mostly using native plants. Xeriscapes can save you money no matter where you live. The savings come from your water bill as well as the cost of maintenance for fertilizers and other soil amendments. Plan your sping project now. Add soil amendments such as natural compost when planting. Mulch after the ground warms up in spring to discourage weeds and conserve water during the growing season. For step-by-step instructions on how to xeriscape your yard or garden, see the full story on our sister site, Living on the Cheap. Also check out local information on xerixape at csu.org.