by April Reinhardt
(last updated November 2, 2018)
Perhaps you've decided to be more environmentally friendly and incorporate xeriscaping into your landscape. Besides conserving water, you've no doubt discovered another advantage of xeriscaping is to save time and energy. Since you'll spend less time watering and maintaining a lush, water-sucking lawn, you can spend more time doing other things. Some people believe, however, that xeriscaping also means no-scaping. Meaning, you can't have trees or shrubs or flowers and, instead of a lawn, you'll only have rock or gravel.
Not true. In fact, true xeriscaping means that you can grow all types of plants while conserving water. How? By choosing the proper plants. Here are some tips and guidelines about xeriscaping plants and how you can grow them within your xeriscape:
No matter the types of plants you choose to grow in your xeriscape, always try to use recycled water to water them. If you must use water, choose a drip irrigation method or soaker hoses, since they use the least amount of water and focus the water right where the plant needs it—at its roots.
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