Desert Landscaping


Planning for desert landscaping

If you live in a dry and arid climate then your desert landscaping is going to take a little more planning than some other parts of the country, yes still your plants will thrive if you pick them correctly

desert landscaping naturally will have to work with a plan that includes only plants and trees that can survive with much less water than some other plants.

There is no point in planting something if it can not sustain itself afterward. So take some time with your desert landscaping plan and make sure that you have done everything suited to the climate.

You could spend the money to get better irrigation put in but the money will be great and the time will be all-consuming, it is simply a bad idea from the get-go to include plants that cant survive in desert conditions

It is much simpler for your desert landscaping plan to just include plants that will thrive even in the hot sun all day, you should include cacti and succulents for example

What makes using desert landscaping-friendly plants so great is that not only will these plants do well even in the hot sun they will also be able to thrive in poor quality soil.

This is a much-needed quality because places that have so much sun tend to have poor soil as well.

So in essence you are killing two birds with one stone as they say.

Here are some wonderful plants that you can use in your desert landscaping:

Longwood Blue Bluebeard

This is a shrub, it is deciduous and it will grow back each and every spring. It will always come back healthy and happy and this makes it perfect for desert landscaping. It is not a tiny shrub, it will grow to be anywhere between 3 and 4 feet high with a width of about 2 feet.

This is a lovely plant to use in your desert landscaping as it is not only beautiful with its pretty blue flower clusters and silver foliage, it is also very fragrant.

Autumn Joy

This is a wonderful perennial that you can plant for your desert landscaping.

With this choice, you will have great leaves in pretty whorls. These leaves can be any number of different colors and can be bought to go with any desert landscaping design.

This plant can grow in rock gardens with ease. This lovely landscaping plant also has a unique and interesting flower unlike any other I have ever seen.

These small flowers grow in clusters and they can be a few different colors and shades.

The most common are yellow, orange and red, and pink. If you plant these in your garden you will have butterflies around all of the time and they make for lovely entertainment on their own.

There is also a beautiful group of plants that are drought resistance

we are talking about succulents and cactus naturally

please read this post to learn more

This large group of low-maintenance, easily grown, drought-tolerant floral gems produce marvelous color in both foliage and flower.

The casual observer often misses and may not even see the brilliant, subtle, delicate tones of the many different succulents.


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