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Install your rain barrel(s)

Use a rain barrel as a free source of soft, warm water for your yard.

Learn how to plan and establish the key elements of a YardSmart yard. Find tips on how and where to place your plants, identifying your yard's soil type and what soil and mulch to use.

Pick your annuals and perennials

Choose your trees & shrubs

Choose beautiful waterwise annuals, perennials, groundcovers and grasses that will grow and thrive in Calgary.

Learn more about trees and shrubs that are hardy enough for our unique climate.

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