Xeriscaping is an effective way to landscape and garden your home without having to use extra water. But many homeowners don’t really have a grasp on what it is or how to do it. Here is a simple guide to what’s included in xeriscaping around your home to save money and have a gorgeous outdoors.
Zoning for xeriscaping
Zoning is simple. Keep plants that have similar water requirements in the same area and away from plants with different needs. For example, keep plants that need more water away from plants that don’t need as much water. Separating these plants will help the water flow to the plants that need the water the most. It distributes the water evenly.
Use mulch in your yard
Ever wonder why people put mulch in their yard? Besides making your yard look beautiful, mulch reduces evaporation and can replace areas that need incredible amounts of water. Mulch also reduces weed growth, helps prevent erosion and moderates soil temperatures. Mulch is perfect for xeriscapes.
Know the proper amount of lawn irrigation
Xeriscapes will not work unless you irrigate properly. Consider using a drip-irrigation hose to deliver water directly to the base of your plants. By delivering water straight to the base, you help prevent evaporation. This hose also reduces the rate of flowing to the plant, which helps prevent erosion and pooling. Drip-irrigation consists of a hose with small holes along a hose to let water drip through into the soil of an extended period. This type of irrigation does not let unnecessary water be wasted unlike a sprinkler system. Drip-irrigation saves water, improves growth, discourages weeds, stops erosion, and much more. Another great part of this tool is that it can adapt quickly to any needs of a garden.