March 14, 2017
Welcome back to another insightful post on the Parker & Sons Blog. Recently we discussed irrigation systems and how they work for someone living in the Valley. While it is a solid and assured method for maintaining a green yard, there are other thoughts on how desert homes should be maintained. Some feel that living in Arizona, you should fill your yard or gardens with local plants that have a role in the native ecosystem, don’t require too much water or what have you. That’s where xeriscape comes in.
A xeriscape is a style of landscape design that requires little or no maintenance or irrigation. Often this means plants that are native to the climate, as they have already adjusted to the level of water, and run-off and evaporation prevention. There are several principles to follow to make a xeriscape.
On one hand, the style of plant life and options are limited as they have to meet the requirements and some homeowners feel them ugly. On the other hand, it costs less to maintain both water and energy and many feel that the practice of water conservation is worthwhile.
Ultimately it is up to you, the homeowner, to decide what to do with your land and there are plenty of options and even more reasons to support them.