Virtually each region of California has different resource conditions, including available water, temperature ranges, lighting and soil type. With a bit of forethought, you can design your landscape so that it actually reduces the amount of needed resources and effort to maintain it.
If you really want to get serious about greatly reducing your landscape’s need for water, you may want to consider xeriscaping. We’ll talk about it in this issue.
Pronounced “zee-rah-scaping,” the word is a derivative of the Greek word “xeros,” which means dry. That definition is applicable because, in landscaping terms, xeriscaping means using slow-growing and drought-tolerant plants to conserve water and establish a waste-efficient landscape.
Like most things in life, though, there are both pros and cons associated with xeriscaping.
The pros of xeriscaping include:
The potential cons of xeriscaping include:
Deciding to go with a total xeriscaping approach can be a very difficult decision to make, but it doesn’t have to be an “either, or” situation. In fact, you could have a xeriscaped front yard and a backyard full of green, or vice versa.
Whatever decision you make, we invite you to leverage our skills and expertise to get the yard you want.
We’re a complete professional landscaping service in San Diego providing a wide-range of experience for large commercial properties and small residential projects.
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