Xeriscapes are all low-water landscape designs that offer attractive and environment-friendly choices to grass lawns, conserving water using drought-tolerant plants and irrigation.

Arid and semiarid climates have been the first natural xeriscapes; they need rocky plants which can survive a drought. Xeriscaped landscapes and gardens are popular in dry regions, where naturally unthirsty plants flourish and reflect their native environment.

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Drought-tolerant plants such as succulents actually prefer less water.

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Grouping plants with similar water needs and utilizing effective irrigation help make xeriscapes successful.

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A xeriscape typically uses decomposed granite, gravel and other mulch to maintain moisture from quickly evaporating from the ground. Massive stones include maintenance-free interest to low-water gardens.

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