Xeriscaping is landscaping designed specifically for areas that are susceptible to drought or for properties where water conservation is practiced. Derived from the Greek xeros meaning dry, the term xeriscaping literally means dry landscape.
Austin landscapers have rarely visited this option with clients until the last few years of intolerable droughts and mandatory water restrictions. Joe’s Tree Care recommends it to those who are more conscience of maintenance time and water usage on their properties.
Xeriscaping does not limit you to desert plants. Rather, xeriscaping is using plants and hardscapes that help to conserve water, such as grouping plants with similar water requirements together and creating visually appealing hardscape features to eliminate high water usage and maintenance grass areas.
Selecting plants that do not require more water than natural rainfall or runoff can provide is the first step to designing, which makes native plants the most obvious choice. The implementation of custom rock and gravel to replace standard grass and other ground cover also helps to minimize water usage and is an integral part of xeriscaping