Low water landscaping design can save homeowners money by reducing watering costs and maintenance. However, low water landscaping (also known as xeriscaping) can feel like a leap into the dark for some people, because the traditional yard utilizes plants that require regular irrigation. If you're a homeowner thinking about getting started in xeriscaping, these tips can help.
Many people who think of low water landscapes imagine desert-like landscapes with cacti and succulents baking in the sun. The truth is that the best low-water landscapes are those that are designed to grow and thrive in the natural climate of a region, and cacti are not well suited for all regions. Homeowners hoping to cut back on their water usage must turn instead to native plants from their local area. This can include anything from wildflowers to mosses.
Stagger Bloom Times
Different wildflowers bloom at different times of the year. Staggering the bloom times will help ensure that your yard is a constant, ever-changing kaleidoscope of color and cheer.
Include Plantless Spaces
Very likely, your low-water landscape will require you to rip out the grass on your lawn. Even if you populate the empty space with throngs of wildflowers, you may find yourself incorporating plantless spaces into your design. Plantless places can be peaceful, pleasant and easy to stroll through. When designing these plantless areas, consider using the following landscaping elements:
For more tips and information, contact a reputable and experienced landscaping company in your area. Work with your landscape artist to come up with a design that suits your property as well as your personality so you can be proud of your outdoor spaces and enjoy your time there. Contact a company like All Season Landscaping to get started.
As a child and teenager, I watched my mother garden, although I wasn't interested in it at the time. I later learned that I had missed out on learning the craft because before I planted my first garden, I thought it would be so easy! Once I finally had a yard of my own, I was eager to plant some beautiful flowers in the yard and do other landscaping work. Unfortunately, I learned a hard lesson and none of things I planted survived more than a few weeks, even though I watered them daily. I gave my mother a call and asked her what could have gone wrong, and I learned that plants have to be chosen carefully. Check out this blog to learn more landscaping plant tips.