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Xeriscaping is becoming increasingly popular in Southern California and a beautiful, sustainable garden can always use some creative changes. Xeriscaping aims to be efficient with water conservation, carefully planning and utilizing every drop of water. While xeriscape garden aesthetics rely heavily on a home’s style, our expert designers are here to help you incorporate xeriscaping into your landscaping projects from start to finish.
Xeriscape gardens can be found just about anywhere, but the water-conscious western states are innovating some truly beautiful answers to water conservation and environmental sustainability. Our design team will help you navigate the low-water landscaping movement with ease and satisfaction!
The most important part of xeriscaping is being very water conscious. We always ensure that the soil grade of your landscaping is positioned so water runoff is led towards plants, rather than a sidewalk, street, or home. Rain water cannot be counted upon to do the job in every climate, so picking appropriate plants is an essential part of the process. Your choices in flora are not limited only to cacti and succulents though! Many plants and herbs, (think lavender, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and more) can thrive in xeriscape gardens.
Our design team recommends trying to plant trees to shade other plants, especially in the Los Angeles sun! You can also replace a portion or all of your lawn with gravel or other stone that not only saves water, but also opens up other opportunities for styling your landscape. Xeriscape gardens can be a great barrier between your new driveway project, a retaining wall, or stone walkway.
While it's difficult to start a xeriscape garden without a drip irrigation system, it can be watered by hand with careful attention. Xeriscaping often requires initial upfront maintenance followed by years of ease and appreciation. Talk to our team about the initial needs of xeriscaping and whether a temporary or permanent irrigation design is right for your project.
It might seem counterintuitive, but adding a pond or water feature to your xeriscape can help contrast the space while adding a piece of unexpected beauty. Imagine a carefully tailored environment of low-maintenance plants juxtaposed with the gentle sights and sounds of flowing water.
Of course xeriscaping is only one tool in your landscaping journey. It fits best with a total overview and complementary design of the space in which you plan to implement xeriscaping. Talk with our team about front and back yard designs and even if xeriscaping makes sense to contrast the watery elements of your pool design.
In Southern California we can never be sure if we will have rains or droughts, fires or sunshine. Investing in a sustainable xeriscape project that can withstand any shift in weather will pay dividends for years to come and make your home a coveted addition to your neighborhood.
Our xeriscape services bring all of these factors together to create the ideal low-water, low-maintenance spaces for your home, style, and budget. Contact us to get started with an on-site review of your property and we’ll begin putting together the optimal xeriscape plan for you!