The Attractive Desert Landcaping
Gardeners in dry climates do not need to give up on their dream of an attractive landscape. Desert landscaping involves using plants that are highly drought tolerant, once established and is a low-maintenance choice for homeowners in the Southwest. Desert landscaping is popular in places where arid weather stunts or kills other types of plants. However, it can also be utilized in other places, even when the weather is more suitable to the sustainable growth of other plant species. In areas where there may be water restrictions, desert landscaping may also be a very popular option. Contrary to what many people may think, the desert environment can have a very diverse base of animal and plant life. This includes, in some areas, having a number of different flowering plants and greenery that can not only be captivating to look at, but also require next to no irrigation or other sorts of maintenance, which is great for those who do not have much time for gardening.
Those who do landscape planning may suggest a desert landscaping theme even when there could be other choices in those areas where water restrictions are present. Another benefit of desert landscaping is that it does not require the entire conversion of the yard. While planting cacti may make an obvious statement about the intent of the theming, landscape plans involving desert elements can include many other types of plants.