The attention to water conservation is paying off as more homeowners every year elect to substitute thirsty grass for a “dry garden” approach to landscaping. This technique is effective even if only a portion of the yard is given over to dry gardening. The substitution of drought-resistant plants and other landscaping elements for grass or high-water needs plants can cut water consumption significantly but still allow homeowners to have a beautiful yard.
Many Factors in Dry Gardening
According to experts, dry gardening is catching on due to a number of factors. One is cost. Dry gardening, after the initial cost of changing over from grass to drought-friendly plantings and landscape elements, is much cheaper than watering a large yard every day during hot or dry seasons. Dry gardening plants typically take less time to maintain than other plant types, as well.
Another big factor in the switch to dry gardening, however, is the idea of conserving water resources. People are beginning to understand that population growth cannot be sustained unless there is a better division of resources, and water is one of the principal resources that is now coming under scrutiny. In order to avoid the problem of not having enough water for everyone in the future, it is important for everyone to work together now to conserve and plan judiciously for the use of water resources.
Finally, dry gardening appeals to many because it can look fantastic and offers a change from the “typical” suburban yard, making it a conversation piece in neighborhoods where it is still relatively new.
How To Get The Perfect Dry Garden
Juniper Landscape Company is ready to help you get your dry garden going. Juniper Landscape Company not only provides lawn maintenance and care but also works with homeowners to design the perfect landscape elements for their area, home architecture, climate and water availability.
Juniper Landscape Company will help homeowners choose the right plants for a dry garden. There are many drought-friendly plants that work well in southern California yards. When these plants are combined with attractive rocks and gravel, edgings and walkways and other landscape elements, a beautiful dry garden can be produced that will not only show off the homeowner’s good taste but also reduce the amount of water and maintenance needed to keep the yard looking great. Juniper Landscape Company is ready to help homeowners achieve the perfect balance of plantings and other elements in their own home’s landscape.