El Paso Desert Blooms

A guide to help you, find plants that thrive in the Chihuahuan Desert.

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Sustainable Gardening Tips

Soils and Compost

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.

Water Saving Tips

Apply a layer of mulch around plants to reduce moisture loss.

Choose organic mulches, such as shredded bark, compost or aged sawdust.