El Paso Desert Blooms

A guide to help you, find plants that thrive in the Chihuahuan Desert.

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EPA Water Sense Partner

Sustainable Gardening Tips

Soils and Compost

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.

Water Saving Tips

As the weather gets hotter avoid the temptation to increase run times.

Instead, schedule more start times with one to two hours in between to allow the water from the previous session to soak in before watering again.