One great way to use landscaping to enhance your outdoor space without fighting the climate in Tucson is xeriscaping. Xeriscaping is a type of landscape design that requires little to no watering. It is increasing in popularity, especially across the Southwest, where the climate makes it a natural fit. If you’re considering xeriscaping for your property, ask your landscaping company these questions to help you better understand your options.
What makes xeriscaping different from other kinds of landscaping?
Xeriscaping is a method of landscaping that is focused on minimizing or eliminating the need for irrigation. No plants with high water demands are used in design, and there is an emphasis on hardscape features and other design elements that don’t need water. Additionally, plants are grouped according to their need for water, so that any watering that does happen is done as efficiently as possible. Most people think that xeriscaping means that they can only have rocks and cacti in their landscaping, but that is not the case. Instead, xeriscaping is about watering efficiently when it is necessary while embracing other elements that can reduce the overall water usage.
Do I have to choose only native plants?
Using native plants in xeriscaping is a common choice, since these plants are naturally inclined to thrive in your area. Because of this, they need less water to stay healthy. You can choose plants from other areas, but keep in mind that they will need more attention in order to thrive. Xeriscaping can help you avoid that.
What kind of maintenance does xeriscaping require?
The amount of maintenance necessary with xeriscaping depends on your specific landscaping design. Your landscaping company will discuss the maintenance needs for you when making your design, and they can work with you to meet your preferences.
Let the landscapers at Complete Landscaping help you decide if xeriscaping could be right for your property. To talk to our landscaping company in Tucson, call (520) 323-8918.