Outdoor watering on the Sunshine Coast causes local water demands to double during the dry summer months. By reducing your landscape’s water demands through the planting of water wise plants (known as Xeriscaping), we as a community can reduce stress to our local environments.
To assist Sunshine Coast residents and businesses, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) created this Water Wise Plant Guide that gives information and ideas on modifying your landscapes to become water efficient.
Another great resource is the Okanagan Xeriscape Association’s (OXA) plant database. This database lets you choose plants through a wide variety of options, such as light/water preferences, deer resistance and bloom colours to name just a few.