Your voice in the desert Circling pink xeriscapes
, Radiation lantanas.
Landscapes designed with the principles of nature and wildlife habitat in mind are often referred to as "naturescapes" (or "xeriscapes
" when they require little water to maintain).
Unlike some xeriscapes
, Fairway Crossings is not all rock and cacti.
, the most appropriate mulches are those that are organic, fine-textured, and that do not develop a water-repelling crustiness over time.
Hardy enough to grow in nearly all Sunset climate zones, Virginia creeper will thrive in either full sun or filtered shade, and its low water requirement makes it a natural choice for xeriscapes
. A versatile vine, it can be used to dress up a dull wall, cover a boring fence, or create a living privacy screen.
Today more than 40 states have xeriscape
projects, and because xeriscapes
are based on climate, there is great variation: An upstate New York yard teeming with bee balms, sun-flowers, tulips, daffodils, grape hyacinths, snowdrops, and daylilies, for example, contrasts sharply with the irises, corn-flowers, yarrows, California poppies, and catchflies that thrive in Reno, Nevada.
Nor do xeriscapes
require no watering or irrigation systems.
Rod Pappas is Owner of Xeriscapes
Unlimited Inc., a full-service landscape firm specializing in xeriscape
It was only when a drought hit Albuquerque two years ago that Tekin decided it was time to investigate Xeriscapes
What are elements of a xeriscape
that help save water?