If you’re like most homeowners, you’re probably looking for a way to cut back on your outdoor irrigation – one of the most expensive sources of your water bill every month.

We recommend replacing your natural grass as a start and moving toward native plants.

A patch of lawn is great for tossing a ball, hosting a picnic, or giving pets a place to roam. More grass requires more irrigation, fertilizer, and gas-guzzling, emission-spewing lawn equipment to maintain. Using satellite images, NASA water use estimates that, to keep lawns well watered, each U.S. household would suck up 200 gallons of fresh water per day!

Here’s a beautiful infographic illustrating the basics of native plant life throughout the country.

View the full infographic at Fix.com