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Choosing the Right Plants for Drought Resistance

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 13 April , 2022

As you work on improving your San Diego yard or garden, you have the opportunity to make choices about the plants you use for beauty and utility.  By choosing your plants wisely, you can not only beautify your yard but also save water, which helps the environment. 

Drought-resistant plants have been popular with San Diego home and business owners for many years, but improvements in plant species through hybridization and other technologies have helped these plants conserve even more water.  With our semi-arid climate, it is easy to choose the latest species of plants that can save a large quantity of water and ultimately help the entire ecosystem of our area.

What Are the Benefits of Choosing Drought-Resistant Plants? 

Drought-resistant landscaping offers several important benefits to home and business landscape plans, including:

  • Cost savings. One of the most important things to remember about choosing drought-resistant plants is that they often pay for themselves quickly in savings in irrigation costs.  Not only can water for plants drive your utility bills up, but the infrastructure necessary for long-term irrigation can be costly to build and maintain.  With a drought-resistant landscape, you do not have to worry about these issues since these plants need little to no extra watering.
  • Environmental support. Just as saving water lowers costs, it also lowers stress on the environment.  In situations in which the plants in your yard require a lot of water, they are actually putting a great deal of stress on the overall ecosystem of your area.  These plants will take water that other plants and animals need, which means that some plants and animals will not survive.  Drought-resistant plants, however, make it easy for all species to receive the support they need in an unfriendly climate.
  • Beautiful design. Just because you choose drought-resistant plants does not mean you cannot have curb appeal!  Many drought-resistant species are incredibly beautiful, offering seasonal blooms, rich foliage, and year-round greenery for your yard.  Choosing the right drought-resistant plants is very important since these choices can be a feature of your yard for years to come. 

With wise plant choices, you can enjoy a lovely landscape as well as support your local environment.  However, many home and business owners are unsure exactly which plants are best for their particular yards.  Further, many people simply do not have the horticultural knowledge to know how plants react to each other and which are supportive or dangerous to plant together.  Because of this, it is wise to consult a professional landscape designer before investing in drought-resistant plants for your yard.

At Juniper Landscape Company, we have been helping San Diego home and business owners choose the right plants for their landscapes for many years.  We help them design and build the ideal landscape, with a working balance of beauty and function.  For a sustainable and workable landscape plan, turn to Juniper Landscape Company.  Our professional landscape designers will help you choose the right plants for your needs.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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