29 Sep Plan a Xeriscape Yard with a Professional Landscape Company
Even after a wet monsoon season this year, it is important to conserve water in the American Southwest. However, reducing water usage doesn’t mean that you can’t design a beautiful backyard that features lush plant life. Following the trend of xeriscaping, you can limit water consumption while incorporating the beautiful colors and textures of local plant life into your landscape design. As you consider a xeriscape yard for your Tucson home, you should consult a professional to help you with the following important steps:
Choose the Right Plants
Xeriscaping focuses on water conservation, emphasizing plants that are drought-resistant. These may be native plants found in the Sonoran Desert, or they may be heat tolerant plants from other desert regions. Your landscaper can help you choose plants that don’t have high water demands but still offer beautiful blooms, shade, and other desirable features.
Plant in the Right Locations
Along with choosing the right types of plants, you will want to be sure that they are placed in areas where they will receive an appropriate amount of sun. If plants get too much direct sunlight, they may need more frequent watering to compensate for the overexposure. In addition, your irrigation layout will be essential to reducing unnecessary water use. Low-pressure drip irrigation systems concentrate water only around the root systems of plants, so water does not get wasted.
Incorporate Rainwater Harvesting
Though xeriscaping dramatically reduces water usage in landscape designs, you will still need to water your plants. Installing a rainwater harvesting system is one step your landscape company can take to help you recycle this natural resource in your yard.
For help planning a water-conscious yard in Tucson, call Santa Rita Landscaping at (520) 623-0421. Our professional team has decades of experience working in the unique climate of Southern Arizona, and we can help you explore the beautiful plants this region has to offer.