The City of Mill Creek has installed a ‘Waterwise Garden’ in front of Kindercare at the intersection of Main Street and Mill Creek Boulevard. The garden was designed to educate the community about making wise gardening choices that help to conserve water and protect our wetlands, lakes, and streams.
Why should I consider a drought-tolerant garden?
1. Many drought-tolerant plants are native to our area thus allowing them to thrive naturally.
2. Drought-tolerant gardens typically require little or no pesticides or fertilizers that can often be toxic to humans and pets. Pesticides and fertilizers eventually find their way into storm drains and to local streams which impact water quality.
3. Drought-tolerant plants require less water after they are established, saving you money on your water bill.
Tips for a successful drought-tolerant garden.
1. Do your homework. Check with local nurseries or on the internet to find out which plants will do best in your garden. It is important to know if the location you are considering is sunny or shady. Avoid areas with soggy soil—very few plants will thrive in those conditions.
2. First year plants will still require regular watering. After becoming established, drought-tolerant plants will get most of their needed water from our naturally damp climate.