Today, many homeowners are leaning toward the use of more natural and sustainable landscape designs. If this sounds like you and you’re interested in cultivating an eco-friendly garden and lawn in San Jose, then watch this video to learn about the xeriscape system and its principles.
Xeriscape is a system that utilizes 7 rules designed to create sustainable, regionally-appropriate, and water-conserving landscapes. The 7 principles of this system include:
- Good design and planning
- Good soil preparation
- Appropriate use of turf grass
- Appropriate planting and plant groupings
- Efficient irrigation
- Mulch usage for moisture retention
- Well-maintained landscapes
Many people assume that xeriscaping involves only the use of cacti and gravel. In reality, you can use this system to choose a combination of drought-resistant plants and other species to create a lawn and garden design that you can enjoy year-round.