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Learn About The Pros and Cons of Xeriscaping

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 18 January , 2017

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.

What is Xeriscaping?

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.

Pros and Cons With Xeriscaping

Like most things in life, though, there are both pros and cons associated with xeriscaping.

The pros of xeriscaping include:

  • Reducing your environmental footprint and impact as much as possible
  • Decreasing the amount of time needed for landscaping work by you over the long haul
  • Cutting back significantly on your water bill and water consumption

The potential cons of xeriscaping include:

  • The amount of work needed in the early stages of your landscape installation will be significant
  • Your property will have a much more sparse aesthetic that it probably had before
  • The lack of “green, green grass” may turn off potential buyers if you eventually choose to move

Who Says You Can’t Have Both?

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.

For Professional Landscaping in San Diego, Call Juniper Landscape Company

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.

Give us a call for an estimate! Our number is (619) 334-9464.

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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