If you are looking at creating a water-wise sustainable garden then you may be interested in Xeriscaping techniques. The best definition is ‘Dry Landscaping’ and with careful planning you may be surprised as to what can grow in these conditions.
Mostly about choosing the right plants for the climate and soil the techniques also involve the appropriate use of irrigation, soil conditions and mulch.
One of the main features is that choice of plants, looking for those that do not require a lot of water, and also those that can cope with long dry periods at certain times of the year.
Xeriscaping is a term widely used that refers to the establishment of low maintenance and low water use gardens. Gardens or Landscaped areas that rely totally on natural rainfall would fall into the Xeriscape category.
Xeriscaping relies on the selection of local or indigenous plants or other species that are tolerant of local soil and climate conditions.
During establishment period even these gardens will require some additional water, and more than likely not every plant will,have the same low water requirements. This method of gardening does require that you are ‘in tune’ with the plants, the climate and the seasons.
Nurseries that provide plants and landscaping services for Xeriscaping
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