Xeriscape is a water-conserving landscape that is drought-tolerant and reduces the need for supplemental water from irrigation, meaning it needs little to no water to maintain. Prolonged droughts have led water to be regarded as a limited and resource that has become much more expensive. It has become widely popular in some areas of the country for its environmental benefits, as much its financial ones. Supporters of xeriscaping claim it can reduce water use anywhere from 50 to 75 percent; and some city water departments have estimated that homes that chose xeriscaping saved as much as 120 gallons of water a day.
Xeriscaping often means replacing grassy lawns with soil, rocks, mulch, and drought-tolerant vegetation. When investigating xeriscaping, consider these benefits:
- Saves money
- Saves water
- Low maintenance
- Offers a more natural beauty
Simpson Landscape architects and horticulturists can help you make the right choice when it comes to discerning the perfect vegetation and design to create a distinctive and attractive xeriscape.