What is Xeriscape landscaping?
Xeriscaping is the process of landscaping that reduces or eliminates the need for watering.
Fun fact: Across the U.S. nearly 9 billion gallons of water are used each day for landscape irrigation. As the need for water conservation increases, you may be interested in learning how you can use less water in your own yard.
What kind of plants can you find in a Xeriscaped landscape?
For this approach, materials like mulch, sand, and a variety of rocks and hardscape design features can benefit your yard from suffering the consequences of a drought. The Landscaping Ninjas choose a wide variety of draught-resistant plants native to the Brazos Valley known for drought-tolerant xeriscape design. These plants often include a variety of trees, shrubs, native grasses, and ground covers that are well-suited for the soil in the College Station and Greater Brazos Valley regions. The plants that are carefully chosen by our softscaping contractors are helpful in reducing water consumption.
Why choose Xeriscaping?
Xeriscaping is a great way to conserve water, which saves money and also protects your community from potential water shortages. Supporters of xeriscaping say it has the potential to reduce water use by as much as 50 or 75 percent. It also comes with financial benefits like rebates and paves the way for long-term water/lawn care savings.
What are the benefits of Xeriscaping?
-Reduced water usage
-Enhanced appearance and curb appeal-Decreased lawn maintenance
-Reduced spending on water usage and lawn care
Xeriscape is an alternative method of landscaping using a combination of seven basic landscaping principles that promote water conservation.
What are the Steps to Starting to Xeriscape my Landscape?
The seven basic landscaping principles that promote healthy native xeriscape planning are listed below.
- Proper planning and design
- Soil analysis and improvement
- Low water plant selection and placement
- Alternative uses for turf areas
- Efficient irrigation
- Mulching – typically with rock
- Proper maintenance of the landscape and irrigation
The Landscaping Ninjas are trusted landscape contractors that can help with your Xeriscape Design.
12948 Tonkaway Lake Rd, Suite 326
College Station, TX 77845