About Us

Your resource for beautiful desert friendly landscapes.

Are you struggling with what to do in your yard?

Then this resource is for you. 505 Outside is an online resource for everything landscaping in the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area. 505 Outside covers topics on efficient landscaping practices, maintenance, irrigation, and seasonal tips.

Water Smart Tips

Get started saving water today with these simple water smart tips for the outdoors.


The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority offers generous rebates and incentives to help make your landscapes more water efficient, while saving money on your water bill.


There is an amazing diversity of beautiful desert friendly plants that we can use in our landscapes. Browse some of our favorites!

Photo Credits:

Thanks to the following for the use of their beautiful landscapes and photos throughout the website. 

Wes Brittenham

Jill Brown

Tyson Hafler

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Our monthly newsletter covers topics on desert friendly landscape practices, maintenance, irrigation principles, and seasonal tips.

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Water Conservation Program
P.O. Box 568
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0568


505-842-WATR  Option 4

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P.O. Box 568
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0568