Xeriscape landscaping means using native plants that do not need too much maintenance and watering. Those plants have to be not only native, but also should adapt well in existing conditions. People who use xeriscape want both to save time and money and make our planet better.
Of course, water can be saved not only due to planting trees and flowers native for the region, but also due to some other measures. You can replace some part of your lawn with a useful construction like a patio. Thus, due to this construction and xeriscape, you will save to 80% of water each year. Place barrels in your garden in order to collect rain water and water which can be received out of melting snow. This liquid could be used for watering your lawns and flowerbeds as well.
Of course, when you use xeriscape, it doesn’t mean that you will start saving water immediately. It often happens that the plants need a couple of years to strengthen their roots in the ground. When they do it, you will have to water your garden just once a week during the hottest time of a year. And even in this case you could apply irrigation system. As you can see, there are real chances for you to be closer to nature and enjoy it to the full extent!