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Xeriscaping is a method of landscape design that minimizes water use specifically designed for areas affected by drought, emphasizing the selection of plants for water conservation. Zero-scaping, however involves designing landscapes consisting mostly of hard surfaces, with a few plants as accent features. Both styles can look quite lush and colorful.

  • Beautiful native accents

  • Drought tolerant

  • Shade and wind screen

  • Simple and affordable

  • Disease and animal resistant

  • Low maintenance

One of the first steps in a xeriscape landscape plan is to reduce or eliminate the lawngrass.  Another alternative is to replace the existing lawn with a grass that needs little water to live like zoysia or buffalograss. 

Xeriscape landscaping does not limit you to desert plants.  Rather, a xeriscape landscaping plan is to use plants and hardscapes that help to conserve water, such as grouping plants with similar water requirements together and creating visually appealing hardscape features to eliminate high water usage and maintenance grass areas.

Selecting plants that do not require more water than natural rainfall or runoff can provide is the first step to designing a xeriscape, which makes native plants the most obvious choice.

Watering methods are extremely important as well.  A drip system that allows water to travel to the root system of the plant without having to travel through the air is best because it lowers the evaporation rate caused by the hot, dry sun.  A considerable amount of water is wasted using sprinkler systems, due to evaporation, so it is important to consider watering methods and choose the best ways to conserve water. The time of day when plants are watered is another factor. The greatest water loss occurs during the hottest part of the day, when the temperatures are at their peak. Watering should not be done midday, instead opt for morning and evening. The implementation of custom rock and gravel to replace standard grass and other ground cover also helps to minimize water usage and is an integral part of xeriscaping.

With watering restrictions, droughts and extreme heat becoming more and more common, choosing the right plant pallete is very important. The first step in the landscape process is to discuss and blend your individual style and taste with our climate and soil conditions into a landscape design. We have various plant palletes that we use on a consistent basis to ensure your gardens success.