How a Xeriscape Garden Can Reduce Water Use

Live in a dry climate? Consider a xeriscape garden to save water & maintain a healthy environment. Here are a few xeriscaping tips & plants to try…

We would all love to have a beautiful, thriving garden, and sprawling, green lawns can be the envy of the neighborhood. But unfortunately, our outdoor water use on both garden and lawn care can be very wasteful. In fact, the EPA reports that up to 50% can be wasted due to erosion, evaporation, and runoff. To save both water and money, creating a xeriscape garden can be a great way to have a lovely outdoor space that is also friendly to the environment.

What is Xeriscaping?

Xeriscaping is a sustainable method of landscape design that reduces the need for supplemental water by using low-water plants and native species adapted to the climate you live in.

Xeriscaping 101

If you are interested in creating your own xeriscape garden as a home improvement project, check out the beginners guide below for the basic principles, popular low-water plants, and design tips to get started.




Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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