Entries Due for Dallas Water Wise Landscape Tour

The 20th annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour is open to all landscapes of Dallas Water Utilities customers. Previous award winners are invited to participate in the tour, but may not compete for prizes for five years after being a winning landscape. Tour judges, sponsors, City of Dallas employees or their families are not eligible for prizes. The Water-Wise Landscape Tour is co-sponsored by Dallas Water Utilities Conservation, City of Dallas Stormwater Management, Dallas County Master Gardener Association, Inc., and Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension.

• The tour will feature landscapes (back yard landscapes may be included at the discretion of the homeowner).

• Up to five residential award winners will receive prizes. One morning and one afternoon volunteer will assist on tour day. Demonstration gardens and commercial landscapes will not be eligible for prizes or volunteers on tour day.

• All entrants must agree that their landscapes may be photographed for publicity and educational purposes.

• All winners must agree to be present to answer visitor questions from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on tour day.

Judging Criteria

• Design

Aesthetic appeal; composition; use of color and plant variety

• Water Conservation

Efficient irrigation/water use; use of non-vegetative materials such as fences, walls, walks, etc.; use of native or adapted plants; reduced turf area; and use of mulches

• Appropriate Maintenance

Landscape tidy – healthy, disease and pest free plants; no weeds; plants pruned as appropriate

Entry Deadline April 11, 2014. Click here to download the Call for Entry form.

Entries will be judged in mid-April. The public tour of landscapes will be held June 7, 2014.

Submitting Call for Entries

Click here to complete the online Call for Entry form, including uploading a minimum of 3 current photographs (including at least one overall view) of your landscape.

You can also click here to download a PDF of the Call for Entries form, filling it out and sending a minimum of 3 current photographs (including at least one overall view of your landscape) by mail or fax:

City of Dallas Water-Wise Landscape Tour

1500 Marilla Street, Room 5AS

Dallas, TX 75201

Fax: (214) 670-5244

Questions? Call (214) 670-3155 or e-mail: tour@savedallaswater.com