A short drive through Bend and it is easy to see that landscapes here can be pretty diverse. The resources below provide guidance and information so that whatever landscape choices you’re making, you have the tools to transform it to one that is more water efficient, drought resilient and more WaterWise.
Resources to help inspire and educate landscape owners on the benefits of a WaterWise Landscape.
WATERWISE STREETSCAPE GUIDE
The WaterWise Streetscape Guide focuses exclusively on street side landscaping with the aim of keeping water off Bend streets. It includes a variety of sample landscape plans, plant lists, and provides step by step description of what it takes to create a beautiful and efficient streetscape.
The WaterWise Irrigation Guide covers nearly every aspect of residential landscape irrigation systems. It touches on sprinkler types, drip irrigation, landscape water needs and proper scheduling. The Guide offers a variety of more technical Pro Tips for those more familiar with the subject.
The all-new WaterWise Landscape Guide is complete with full color photos of local water efficient landscapes and plenty of information on how to plan, design, install and maintain a beautiful Bend WaterWise Landscape.
HIGH DESERT PLANT GUIDE
Our WaterWise Gardening in Central Oregon plant catalog is the resource you need to find the right plant for the right place. Complete with helpful symbols to note plant water needs, fire resistance, sun and shade requirements, and more, this catalog is a must have for local landscape novices and professionals alike.
NEW DEMO GARDEN
Discover Bend's new, low water landscape demonstration garden at Hollinshead Park. This collaborative effort provides an opportunity for everyone to experience a local garden with real examples of low to moderate water use landscape plants and efficient irrigation techniques that work well here in Central Oregon. Watch the video and learn more about this exciting new garden space.
WaterWise Gardening in Central Oregon Plant Catalog
Need to brush up on your high desert plant knowledge? Our WaterWise Gardening in Central Oregon plant catalog is the resource you need to find the right plant for the right place. Complete with helpful symbols to note plant water needs, fire resistance, sun and shade requirements, and more, this catalog is a must have for local landscape novices and professionals alike.
- WaterWise Gardening in Central Oregon (redirects you away from the City of Bend website.
Oregon Rain Garden Guide
Managing stormwater in Bend is critical to the long term health of our watershed and community as a whole. That starts with managing stormwater in the landscape. The City of Bend requires that property owners be able to retain normal stormwater flow on their property. A great way to do this is to install a rain garden that meets local requirements and looks beautiful at the same time.
Additional Information and Resources
- City of Bend - WaterWise Landscape Irrigation: Common Problems & Easy Fixes fact sheet (In Spanish)
- City of Bend – Outdoor WaterWise brochure
- Oregon State University Extension (www.extension.oregonstate.edu)
- EPA WaterSense (www.epa.gov/watersense)
- Alliance for Water Efficiency (www.a4we.org)
- Irrigation Association (www.irrigation.org)