marigolds, asters, zinnias, and dusty miller in late summer
Photo: Jerry Pavia
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Plant Drought-Tolerant Varieties

Choose drought-tolerant plants adapted to your site's climate, soil type, and sun exposure. TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook suggests making your life a little easier by planning your landscape around watering needs. Shallow-rooted plants such as hydrangea, azalea, and rhododendron require more watering than other plants. Annuals and container plants also need extra attention come summer. Think about that as you plant, and group the high-water-need plants together. Come July and August, as you're making the rounds with the hose or watering can, you'll be glad you did.

For some of our favorite drought-tolerant plants, see Drought-Resistant Annuals, Drought-Resistant Perennials, and Drought-Resistant Ornamental Grasses.
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