Water conservation is a hot topic here in California right now, and slowly people are starting to cotton on to the “drought tolerant landscaping” concept. I’ve found that whenever the drought comes up in conversation, drought tolerant landscaping is usually discussed as well, and more often than not, I hear “But I don’t want my garden to be just a bunch of rocks…”
Thankfully there is more to drought tolerant landscaping than just rocks. What’s key is finding beautiful plants that grow natively in your area – or an area that is climatically similar – that survive on just the amount of rainfall your area gets. We have gotten hardly any rain here over the past 5 years, so choosing plants that seem to be able to weather drier spells better will also help.
And it doesn’t have to be all dry & scratchy shrubs either. If you’re looking for a lush drought tolerant landscape, check out these landscapes for some ideas!
The best part about drought tolerant landscaping is that it is usually minimal to maintain as well. Not just the plants themselves, but all the irrigation equipment you don’t have to upkeep and repair after usual wear and tear. Even no-maintenance artificial grass is giving real grass a run for it’s money these days – look at this installation of it – I’m sold!
So talk to your local nurseryman/woman (from a REAL nursery, not just the clerk at your local big box store who was assigned to the nursery for the day…) to find out which plants are native to your area, and for other beautiful drought tolerant plant ideas. It seriously is a win-win for everyone – what’s stopping you from converting some – or all – of your landscaping to become drought tolerant?
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