I told you once that it's smart to consider the best time to shower your garden, but I have another watering tip that you may not have considered. If you fill your yard with native plants, you'll trim down your watering requirements significantly. I've talked about native plants before, but I wanted to re-emphasize them during eco chic month. Since they're naturally adapted to the region, they don't require any special care to thrive, like watering or fertilizing. And since they're a part of the local ecosystem, local wildlife will also appreciate the food and shelter native plants provide. How about that for conservation (and preservation)?