Desert Landscaping Ideas For Easy Maintenance
Desert Landscaping Ideas For Easy Maintenance

Desert landscaping is becoming more and more popular. In considerable part, this is because it reduces maintenance needs in arid climates. However, you should know that desert landscaping is still pleasing to the senses.

Look Up Local Plants

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For starters, it is a good idea to look up local plants. You don't have to use them for your desert landscaping. However, the local plants are the ones that are best-adapted to your local growing conditions, which means that they should be the lowest-maintenance options. On top of that, if you are concerned about introducing invasive species into the environment, local plants are the perfect solution for that particular problem.

Put Plants Close Together

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Whether you choose to use local plants or non-local plants, you should put them close together. One of the biggest issues with deserts is that water won't last very long, both because of the heat and because of the sandy soils. By putting plants together, their combined shade can slow the rate at which that moisture evaporates.

Make Use of Non-Living Elements

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A lot of people like having more living elements than non-living elements in their landscaping. However, you aren't bound by that rule, particularly when you have decided upon desert landscaping. Rock, pebbles, and sand can be just as striking when they are used in the right way. As a result, make them the basis of your desert landscaping while using plants to offer strategic touches of life that will enable everything to stand out more through the contrast.