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Our Next Event:

Water Wise/Master Gardener

18th Annual Xeriscape Tour

Saturday, August 29

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Five Super Gardens !!!


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Join us for a fun and informative self-guided tour featuring five of Sierra Vista’s most beautiful and successful low to no-water gardens! Sites on the tour include a new Bermuda grass to Xeriscape small front yard conversion, a "Grandmother, Grandkids and Rambuncious Dog" yard, a RainScape (no irrigation), the Southern Arizona Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, and a "Botanical Succulent Garden with Bling" 4- acre landscape! Really fun, whimsical and very interesting gardens bound to delight!

Maps will be available before the tour by contacting the Cooperative Extension office, and will also be available ONLY during tour hours at the Southern Arizona Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, 1300 S. Buffalo Soldier Trail, Sierra Vista, AZ, and 2250 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista, AZ.

For maps and details email us or call Water Wise at 458-8278 x 2141.

Get a You Tube preview of the "Botanical Succulent Garden with Bling" by clicking here!

Resources for Xeriscape:

What is Xeriscape and how can I design my own?

Sierra Vista Area Plant List (with photos)

Low Water Plants for Cochise County

Planting Container - Bought Trees and Shrubs

How to plant (in pictures)

When Do I Water?

Watering Trees and Shrubs

Wonder what your watering schedule should be? Here's a watering schedule!Watering Chart


Landscape Plants






More Resources:

Lawn Care for Cochise County; Drip Irrigation - The Basics; Scheduling an Irrigation Controller


Why be Water Wise? Arizonans have long known that water is our most precious resource. Many residents presently enjoy a reliable, relatively inexpensive supply of high quality water. However, water use has begun to exceed water recharge in some areas of Cochise County, generating concern about depleting water resources. To ensure adequate water supplies for the future, all of us need to be more water wise. This web page contains tips for saving water indoors and outdoors. These water wise ideas can not only help you save money on your water bill, but also benefit the community by conserving this precious resource. Water Wise is a public/privately funded University of Arizona Cooperative Extension water conservation educational program. We are here to help you do what you want, but more water efficiently. Please let us help you!

Thank you to our Water Wise Partners - we can't do it without you!





Water Wise Annual Report 2014

Additional support is provided by Pueblo del Sol Water, the City of Bisbee, Southeast Arizona Association of Realtors, and the U of A Cooperative Extension.

The information given herein is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is implied.

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Cochise County Cooperative Extension
450 S. Haskell Avenue Willcox, AZ 85643-2790
Phone: (520) 384-3594 Fax: (520) 384-3681
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1140 N. Colombo Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Phone:(520) 458-8278 ext 2141 Fax:(520) 458-5823 or 626-2492 (Tucson)
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