We all take pride in a beautiful lawn, especially one that is landscaped to the nines. Unfortunately, many climates require supplemental water and sprinkling systems to maintain a healthy landscape.
Outdoor water use can be wasteful — the EPA reports that up to 50% can be lost due to wind, evaporation, and runoff.
Luckily, a modern form of landscape design called xeriscaping uses native species, grass alternatives, and low-water plants to reduce the need for supplemental water. Xeriscaping doesn’t limit you to just gravel and cacti, either. There are a variety of trees, flowers, and shrubs that can still give you the garden or yard of your dreams.
Basics of Xeriscaping
Before getting started, make sure to review the seven key principles of xeriscaping to ensure your yard is up to par:
Incorporate Native Species
Mulch, Mulch, Mulch
Maintain Your Yard