A Beautiful, Drought-Tolerant Garden: Xeriscaping for Water Conservation

Xeriscaping (from the Greek phrase xeros, which means ‘dry’) means landscaping in order that little or no supplemental water is required to maintain vegetation’ long-term development. As its recognition grows in areas the place drought is an annual incidence, individuals are additionally coming to understand xeriscaping for the various fantastic thing about the plantings and its decreased upkeep necessities.

This stunning backyard was designed for a home-owner who wished an ecologically accountable, low-water, wildlife-friendly backyard. Pure supplies, like tree trunks, stumps, and native stones, have been positioned as refined focal factors across the backyard. Grasses are utilized in abundance: in giant swaths, as accents, knitting collectively perennials, shrubs, and timber, and as hedges and borders. The result’s a panorama as refined in coloration as it’s smooth in texture.

From New Landscaping Ideas That Work by Julie Moir Messervy (The Taunton Press, 2018). Panorama design by Rob DeGros. Photograph by Allan Mandell.


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