Many San Diego homeowners are interested in xeroscaping, otherwise known as xeriscaping, to build a beautiful, eco-friendly yard. However, they also worry that their options for plants will be limited, and the results will be less than spectacular. This does not have to be true! A xeroscape or xeriscape yard can be just as beautiful as any other yard with careful plant choices and the use of other elements such as hardscaping and fire or water features.
The term “xeriscaping” refers to landscape design that uses very little water and requires no irrigation. Normally, this effect is achieved by choosing plants that are extremely drought-tolerant and require little to no watering, although this is not always the case. The use of hardscape and other features can achieve a close to zero-water use yard without sacrificing beauty and functionality.
The first step in creating a beautiful yard using xeriscaping is to have a strong design. Xeriscaping does not happen by accident–it is the result of a conscious choice in everything from elements to arrangement. The steps in designing a working xeriscaping plan are:
At Juniper Landscape Company, we have helped countless San Diego families and businesses design and build the landscape they want. We have worked with our clients to create yards that are not only beautiful but also functional. Our xeriscaping plans are among the most popular choices; we can design, build and maintain a zero-water yard for you that will exceed your expectations in both beauty and enjoyment for you and your family. Call us today to learn how we can help you with your xeriscaping landscape plans and build the yard of your dreams while still honoring your commitment to the environment!