XERISCAPE: LANDSCAPING WITH STYLE in the ARIZONA DESERT

       


DESIGNING A GREAT YARD
Creating a plan will help you get the most out of your landscape while considering issues like cost, function, aesthetic preferences, maintenance requirements, water efficiency and energy efficiency. You can tailor the plan to suit your taste, your needs and your checkbook. The plan will serve as a guide throughout the landscaping process. It will help you stay focused and can help to avoid time consuming and costly mistakes. When developing a plan, think long-term. You may decide to complete your landscape all at once or in stages. Regardless of your approach, take the time to develop a complete plan for your yard.

A variety of wildflowers and cacti provide vibrant color in the springtime.
Photo credit: Charles Mann, Charles Mann Photography

  XERISCAPE
  DESIGN:
Make a Wish List
Draw Existing Site
Learn About Plants
Learn About Materials
Draw Preliminary Plan
Design Irrigation System
Draw Final Design
Prepare Cost Estimate
  INSTALL
  MAINTAIN
  RESOURCES
  ABOUT
  GALLERY
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A variety of wildflowers and cacti provide vibrant color in the springtime. A combination of mounds, boulders, and plant groupings compliment the architecture of this house.

 
 
Additional Resources:
Designing a Dazzling Desert LandscapeInstalling a Desert Landscape
 
 


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