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The Benefits of Choosing a Xeriscaping Plan

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 8 June , 2022

San Diego home and business owners have to make many choices when it comes to creating beautiful outdoor spaces.  Our wonderful weather permits us a wide variety of plant options, and we always want to create the right hardscape features to complement them.  Between hardscape, landscape, water features, and even the addition of fire features, it is possible to create a unique and beautiful landscape to suit almost anyone’s preferences.

However, it is more difficult to create a landscape that complies with the principles of xeriscaping.  Also known as “xeroscaping,” xeriscaping simply means that the design features minimal use of water to maintain beautiful, healthy plants.  Xeriscaping involves the choice of not only drought-resistant plants but also hardscaping and feature choices that enhance the “no-watering” principle.

What Are The Benefits of Xeriscaping?

There are several advantages to xeriscaping, and taking the time to plan a landscape that saves water is often one of the best choices a home or business owner can make.  These benefits include:

  • Saving water. Of course, the primary goal of xeriscaping is to save water.  With drought-like conditions setting in across the western part of the United States, it is important to ensure that you have chosen plants that use minimal water.  By using xeriscaping principles, you not only save water but also allow for the natural development of species that will survive more easily in stressful, low-water conditions.
  • Saving money. Along with saving water, saving costs on irrigation and maintenance is also important to most home and business owners.  An initial investment in drought-friendly plants and hardscaping upgrades can pay off in the long run as the home or business owner no longer needs to worry about high water bills from irrigation.  Combining clever hardscaping choices with low-water plants can create a beautiful, functional landscape as well as save money over time.
  • Saving time. Ultimately, a good xeriscaping landscape plan will save time.  Because many xeriscaping plans focus on removing grass and other thirsty plants and replacing them with gravel, hardscape, and drought-tolerant plants, they also have the benefit of reducing the amount of time spent on maintenance.  Many xeriscaping designs require not only minimal watering but minimal care in terms of weeding and other chores.  With a good xeriscaping landscape plan, the property owner no longer needs to spend hours trying to keep his or her outdoor spaces beautiful.  Instead, the lovely hardscape and accessories substitute for lawns, and the low-maintenance plant choices offer beauty and relaxation without the work.

At Juniper Landscape Company, we have been helping San Diego residents and business owners design beautiful, low-maintenance outdoor spaces for many years.  Our professionals are able to help you choose the right plants, the right hardscape, and the right water features to complete your perfect dream yard and garden.  Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you design and build the outdoor space that is right for you and preserves one of our most precious commodities–water.

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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