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The brochures listed below can also be found at the three Glendale Libraries or mailed upon request by completing this on-line form.

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Wildlife Garden Guide

Welcome Wildlife to your Garden Guide –
Embracing the Sonoran desert’s unique ecology is important to protecting our regional identity, sense of place, and environment. This guide, funded by the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Heritage Fund Grant, makes it fun and easy for homeowners to welcome wildlife to their yards.
Click here
to download an online version.
(If you have trouble viewing in your browser, right click link to save to your desktop)

landscape brochure Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert: A Guide to Growing Plants
More Than 200 Low-Water-Use Plants – 

This colorful brochure has information on more than 200 low-water-use trees, shrubs, groundcovers, vines and accents. The plants are listed by common and botanical names in an easy-to-read chart. The chart lists such things as the plant’s height and width, flower season, flower color, cold weather hardiness, growth rate and more. Click here to download an online version.
xeriscape Xeriscape: Landscaping with Style in the Arizona Desert –
A step-by-step guide for planting, installing and caring for low-water use landscapes. Several colorful pages with many different ideas and examples of Xeriscapes. Click here to download an online version.
water by numbers Landscape Watering by the Numbers – 
As a guide for watering in the Arizona Desert, this easy-to-follow brochure will provide you with the information on how to water efficiently, maintain healthy plants and save water throughout the year. Click here to download an online version.
Cover of Smart Home Water Guide Smart Home Water Guide – 
This user-friendly guide will help you find leaks that are draining your budget and provide you with tips on how to improve your home’s water efficiency.
garden brochure Tales from the Garden – 
Over time a garden takes on a variety of shapes and forms, touching people’s lives in very interesting ways. Tale of the Garden is designed to tell stories of just a few of the 1,000 plants found at the Glendale Xeriscape Botanical Garden. 
Click here to download an online version. (pdf)
install Safeguarding Our Drinking Water from Landscape Irrigation Systems — 
This Glendale brochure gives illustrations of various types of vacuum breaker assemblies and the code requirements for their installation. A vacuum breaker assembly should be installed as part of your landscape irrigation system. Glendale requires a permit for installing a vacuum breaker.  
Click here to download an online version. (pdf)
Glendale, AZ - Water Conservation

Good Reasons to Take Out Your Grass — 
Would you prefer lower water bills and less yard work to worry about? Do you have an old, tired lawn that seems to require more and more effort to maintain? Is the only time you walk on your lawn when you mow it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to consider making the switch to water-saving Xeriscape. Click here to download an online version. (pdf)

En Espanol (pdf)
Glendale, AZ - Water Conservation

Desert Lawn Care – 
Click here to download an online version. (PDF)

En Espanol (pdf)

City of Glendale - Water Conservation Water-Smart Landscape Guide – 
Use the new on-line Water-Smart Landscape Guide to complete your renovation plans, get ideas from the hundreds of Glendale-area garden pictures, or find that perfect plant for the right spot in your garden. 
Click here
 to access the Water-Smart Landscape Guide.




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