Planning a landscaped garden is a great idea and a valuable addition to your home, but if you’re staying in an area without much water, or you don’t want to water regularly, you should consider using drought resistant plants throughout your garden.
In areas where water is limited or are naturally dry, it can be quite a challenge to choose the right plants for your landscape. If you are not familiar with plants, or you don’t have a professional landscaper to work with, you should know that there are quite a lot of plants that are ideal for dry areas and don’t require a lot of water. You can choose from a variety of trees, vines, plants, flowers and shrubs to get the perfect landscaped garden.
Drought resistant plants in deserts are an extreme form of adaptation to survive. You can use the water storing abilities of these plants to decorate your garden while ensuring that you minimize costs and maintenance.
Choose Water-smart Plants
There are a lot of different plants you can choose from when you plan your garden. Here are a few of the most popular ones you can use:
- Kangaroo Paw
- Fountain Grass
- Trumpet Vine
- Wild Lilac
A benefit of gardens that don’t require a lot of water is that they are low in maintenance and less expensive. You can also choose to install lawn alternatives such as Myoporum parvifolium, or lawn carpets, which grow about five inches tall. However, keep in mind that they don’t stand up well against a lot of foot traffic.
There are many interesting ways in which plants and flowers have adapted to dry environments. These include protective leave coatings, thicker stems, minimal foliage and deep taproots. With so many plants available, you can easily decorate your landscaped garden, while ensuring that it will require minimal maintenance, and not a lot of water.
If you are looking for assistance in finding drought resistant plants for your landscaped garden, contact Fox Hollow Landscaping & Design. We look forward to working with you and helping you plan a beautiful outdoor garden for your home.