Have you heard about xeriscaping? Curious about it? Here are important things to consider when doing a xeriscape.
- Xeriscaping, put in a nutshell, is a way of landscaping with water conservation in mind. Picking equally beautiful but less thirsty plants, it works with the natural landscape and climate making the garden thrive on its own with little effort on the home owner.
- Rain barrels is an effective way of catching rain for your garden irrigation. Through an efficient rain catchment system, you spend nothing for watering your plants and help your community save water for other more important uses.
- Xeriscapes do away with grass covers that usually entails a consistent watering schedule to remain green at all times. Drought-resistant ground covers that are equally eye-catching are preferred in maintaining a healthy soil and preventing erosion.
- Concrete patio surfaces are discouraged as this surface is not absorbent and quickly deteriorates soil quality. Stepping stones with spaces for the rainwater to come in are most preferred as this gives the yard space to breathe in and allow for continuous moisture absorption from the rain.
- One great feature of xeriscaping is that most of the herbs we use in the kitchen thrive in a xeriscape. Thyme, oregano, rosemary and lavender love dry weather and may even die if the soil is too wet. With these in your garden, you do not only conserve water but money as well with free and continuous supply of herbs right in your garden. They’re as fresh as they come, too!
These are just some of the important points you can consider for a xeriscape. But we’re sure with a little bit of research and consultation, you’re on your way to a more environmental-friendly xeriscape garden!