Salt Lake City's Plant List In 1995, Salt Lake City amended its landscape ordinances to encourage water conservation through the use of water-wise plants and by not requiring turf in landscapes. In addition to the ordinance, a Water-wise Plant List was created to assist contractors, designer and homeowners in plant selection. In 1999, the City amended the Park Strip component of the Landscape Ordinance, removing the turf requirement and allowing for non-turf-type plants to occupy as little as one-third of the area of the park strip. The Plant List was updated in 2004, as a component of this Plan. The Landscape and Park Strip Ordinance (No. 21A.48 Landscaping and Buffers) may be viewed on the cityís web page or in the Cityís Recorderís Office.