Xeriscaping is a type of landscaping that creates beautiful, eco-friendly outdoor areas. The goal is to create gardens that don’t need much or any watering. At Oasis Lawn Care, we specialize in xeriscape design, creating plans for commercial properties that are stunning and functional. Continue reading to learn more about xeriscaping.
- Careful planning- Xeriscaping starts with careful planning to choose the right style, layout, and plants for the landscape. The amount of sun, the type of soil, and the local climate are considered when designing a xeriscape plan.
- Soil preparation- For xeriscaping to work, the soil must be prepared. Adding organic matter to the soil, like fertilizer, makes it more efficient at holding water and helping plants grow.
- Efficient irrigation- Xeriscaping emphasizes efficient irrigation methods, which send water directly to the roots of plants and reduce water loss from evaporation or runoff.
- Mulching- Putting a layer of mulch around plants helps keep the soil wet, stops weeds from growing, and keeps the roots of plants from getting too hot or too cold. Organic mulches like wood chips or bark are often used for xeriscapes.
- Choosing the right plants- Xeriscaping encourages using native or adapted plants that do well in the local climate and need little water. These plants should grow well in dry places, making your xeriscape less reliant on water.
Xeriscapes are good for more than just saving water. They also reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and herbicides, make upkeep easier, and give local wildlife a place to live. Xeriscaping can also help save resources because it reduces the need to mow or water the lawn. These are significant benefits for your commercial property. Contact our team for a custom design plan if you’re interested in a xeriscape. We look forward to talking with you.