Drought Resistant Landscape Design Articles

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Cacti For a Beautiful Garden

Cacti For a Beautiful Garden Water shortages are on the rise in many areas of North America. Of course, this is not a good thing when it comes to keeping your garden healthy and green. But fortunately, there’s a certain type of gardening that actually likes the hot, dry weather! It’s called Xeriscaping. The techniques involved in Xeriscaping allow the ...

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Low-Maintenance Gardening

Low-Maintenance Gardening A popular trend in gardening today is to go low maintenance. We want a beautiful garden, but a busy lifestyle means we don’t have time to tend to it on a regular basis. “Low-maintenance gardens can be high on impact, and they can be just as stylish as gardens that demand regular attention, “according to Peter McHoy in ...

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Have a Beautiful Xeriscape Garden and Save Water

Have a Beautiful Xeriscape Garden and Save Water Xeriscaping is a low maintenance style of gardening, which utilizes drought resistant plants, shrubbery and grass. The idea of Xeriscaping was started during a period of drought in Colorado and the name was taken from Greek terminology. Although not the garden of choice by many, others don’t have a choice. You can ...

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Are We Being Efficient Enough With the Use of Water in Our Gardens?

Are We Being Efficient Enough With the Use of Water in Our Gardens? Water has always been an essential and defining element of our landscapes and gardens. It’s a symbol of wealth and power, personified in the great European houses of le Notre’s Versailles and Vaux le Vicomte and the great English parks such as Lord Carlisle’s heroic Castle Howard. ...

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Simple Tips for a More Water-Efficient Yard and Garden

Simple Tips for a More Water-Efficient Yard and Garden Looking to cut down on your water consumption while still maintaining a beautiful and bountiful garden and yard? Xeriscaping is just the answer. Xeriscaping refers to the use of native, drought-resistant plants that require no additional irrigation to survive and thrive. While xeriscaping has long been recognized as a great solution ...

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Deciding Which Kind of Garden Is Right For Your Landscape

Deciding Which Kind of Garden Is Right For Your Landscape Gardens are as old as civilization. They always provide hours of pleasure to gardeners and garden enthusiasts alike. Preparing the landscape properly for your garden beds, will allow you to enjoy the additional colors and plants your garden will provide you for years to come. Gardens with an abundance of ...

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Guide to Commercial Landscaping

Guide to Commercial Landscaping Gardens are the most important rooms in many Australians homes! Australians love their gardens more than any other nation, perhaps it’s because of the favourable weather we get all year round. The climate means that we can enjoy a BBQ on our lawn at almost any time throughout the year. Landscaping Sometimes laying turf isn’t enough ...

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Front Yard Landscaping Ideas That Are Not Boring

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas That Are Not Boring Many front yard landscaping ideas are simply boring. While you don’t want to do anything that would get you kicked out of the homeowner’s association, you can still have an interesting and unique design. Here are a few suggestions. Rocks, Stones and Boulders You may have seen a large boulder in a ...

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