Apr 11 , 2019
Amend the Soil
Before planting drought-tolerant landscaping, amend the soil. You can use straw and horse manure (shown), peat moss, compost or a combination of them all. If you’ve got the time, you could even dig fallen leaves into the soil and let them compost in place. Amended soil is better at holding moisture—and also better at capturing rainwater, which tends to run off on hard-packed soil. Learn more about prepping the soil for a garden.