XERISCAPE: LANDSCAPING WITH STYLE in the ARIZONA DESERT

       


DON'T TAKE GRANITE FOR GRANTED
A Tip for Choosing the Mulch That's Best For You
  • Visit two or three rock suppliers and collect samples of decomposed granite or crushed rock in your favorite sizes and colors. Put the samples in plastic bags and take them with you for comparison purposes later on.
  • Before making a final selection, find landscapes that are mulched with each of the samples you chose. Study each landscape to determine which mulch is your favorite when used in a real landscape situation.
  • Top dressing is a lot like house paint. Colors and textures may look different when they cover a large surface area.

Crushed granite covers a landscape.
Photo credit: Charles Mann, Charles Mann Photography

  XERISCAPE
  DESIGN:
Make a Wish List
Draw Existing Site
Learn About Plants
Learn About Materials
Add Pizzazz
Top Dressing
Granite
Draw Preliminary Plan
Design Irrigation System
Draw Final Design
Prepare Cost Estimate
  INSTALL
  MAINTAIN
  RESOURCES
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Crushed granite covers a landscape. Mixed hardscape and boulders provide structural interest in this garden.

 
 
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