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Succulents | Drought-Friendly Plants #EveryDrop

Tracking PixelBe the change you want to see. We are in the design stages of reinventing our landscape to be drought-friendly with help from our our sponsor, Scotts® EveryDrop™.

I’ve recently been noticing not everyone clearly understands the significance of our current water situation in California. Quite frankly, not only does it concern me, but saddens me as well. For as long as I can remember, water conservation has always been a topic of discussion and on the tip of everyone’s tongues, but actions speak louder than words and my family is ready to adopt a whole new water conscious lifestyle by reinventing our yard. See, I love California and I want to do my part to protect it even if the role I play is tiny. 

Tip: Water your property in the morning. Water evaporates in the afternoon before plants can use it and can cause fungus or other diseases in the evening. 

Flowerbeds + Much | Drought-Friendly Plants #EveryDrop

Over the next few months, we are personally doing our part by redoing our own property with sustainable plants and mulch planting beds with hopes of leading by example having other follow suit. When we first moved into our home we knew we were going to have to make some seriously landscape renovations, but hesitated because we needed to install a pricy sprinkler system. With revised plans for drought-tolerant designs, we can bypass that all together and make the most of available water and save up to 25 percent.

Mulch + Flower Beds | Drought-Tolerate Landscapes #EveryDrop

We have a few other tricks up our sleeves, and I’m loving the designing phase so much. I’ve learned so much through this process and drought-friendly plants and flowerbeds are really beautiful. 

Some drought-tolerant landscape ideas are: Foliage plants, native plants like yarrow, Creeping thyme, Purple catmint, and these Echoinocactus grusoni (Mexican slow-growing cactus), the European Sempervivum and the Helictotrichon sempervirens which are those thin, blue-gray blades of grass that grow to look like bushes.

Blades + Bushes | Drought-Friendly Plants #EveryDrop

I’m so excited to start working on our family’s new beautiful space! Thanks to Scotts® EveryDrop™ and it’s unique blend of wetting agents designed to help move water freely and evenly through all types of soil. This will consistently reduce runoff and pooling letting more water access the roots, helping the landscape thrive. 

Drought Tolerant Plants | #EveryDrop

So regardless if we are blessed with rain or at the mercy of the hose, EveryDrop™ comes to the rescue and is our hero. I never in a million years thought something so beautiful as these plants would be so easy to maintain. So thrilled we are finally making the transition and I encourage your family to do the same!

How-to: Ideas for designing a drought-friendly landscape at home. | The JetSet Family

Photo credits: Nicole Standley

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Written by Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley curates her favorite trends in luxury travel, fine-dining, style + pop culture for The JetSet Family, CBS Los Angeles, Huffington Post and Hilton Hotels. In 2015, she was named Top Family Travel Blogger by both Trip Advisor + Red Tricycle. Instagram: nicoledstandley

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  • Mama Munchkin September 22, 2015

    I love succulents… they are gorgeous and you are right super easy to maintain and great for our drought!!! Awesome sauce!!

  • Sharon Garofalow September 24, 2015

    The yard is going to look so great!! Succulents are awesome and on behalf of all of CA, I thank you for conserving water!! 🙂

  • Danielle K September 30, 2015

    These are great ideas. I love the look of succulents and our flowers are always dying here in FL due to the heat.

  • Diane Nassy (@philZENdia) September 30, 2015

    Succulents are beautiful and are so easy to maintain. Good to know that there is a product out there that can help your landscape thrive.

  • valmg @ Mom Knows It All September 30, 2015

    I have heard about how bad the drought is there on our news. It’s great these won’t require as much water as many others, and they look lovely.

  • Grace Hodgin September 30, 2015

    It really saddens me to hear what you all are going through and wish I could send you some of our rain. We did landscaping similar to this one year when it was very dry. I love how you are keeping your yard beautiful and honoring the water conservation rules.

  • Kim Croisant September 30, 2015

    Very lovely. Those plants would love my yard right now. We are needing rain so badly here in northTexas. I still have to water my summer plants…yet I’m ready for the fall foliage!! I’ll keep Scott’s in mind. Thanks

  • Scott October 2, 2015

    This would have come in so handy when we lived in California. Fortunately water is in good supply here in Iowa!

  • Debi- Lifestyle Blogger October 5, 2015

    I love these kinds of plants. I like to have plants that I don’t have to add extra water too.

  • Linda Walbridge October 8, 2015

    Great info….I live in N.C. but have a daughter who lives in Northern Cali….I get it and she’s learning to understand the drought situation there! Good info for anyone to use. Thanks for posting!

  • Pegi October 8, 2015

    Sustainable designs should always be the goal in landscaping, but too often they aren’t. Of course, here in Florida, drought is seldom the problem!

  • Marysa October 12, 2015

    I wish more people did this! Such a great way to have a beautiful landscape that doesn’t need a ton of watering, and is environmentally friendly. Love the plants you chose!

  • Rebecca Swenor October 12, 2015

    These are all great ideas and plans indeed for drought friendly plants. I love these plants and they look gorgeous for sure. Thanks for sharing the ideas.

  • Jennifer November 30, 2015

    All of these looks are gorgeous. I love the plants you picked, and I love how they’re laid out.

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