XERISCAPE: LANDSCAPING WITH STYLE in the ARIZONA DESERT

       


Installation Checklist
The planning process is now complete and you are ready to install your landscape.

Don't forget to call the
Arizona Blue Stake Center at 1-800-782-5348 (1-800-STAKE IT)
at least three days before you dig.

It is important to be realistic about your capabilities during the landscape process. Landscaping can be hard work and requires time and patience. Here are some suggestions to help maintain endurance and get the job done with fewer hassles.

To conserve water, keep water features and turf areas small as demonstrated in this lovely back yard Xeriscape.
Photo credit: Linda Enger, Linda Enger Photography

  XERISCAPE
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Prepare Your Site
Install Hardscape
Mark Plants
Install Irrigation
Install Plants
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  • Take weather into account during the installation process. If you are installing your landscape during the warmer months, make sure to drink plenty of water, protect yourself from the sun (a hat, sun block, protective clothing) and avoid strenuous jobs during the hottest times of day.
  • You may want to rent a trencher, a front-end loader and/or other labor saving equipment to make your installation job a little easier.
  • Rest often.
  • Get a good pair of garden gloves.
  • Consider asking for help. Got a friend who owes you a big favor? Maybe you can ask for some assistance. Were you able to achieve some cost savings on another part of your landscape budget? You might want to use the savings to hire a few helping hands.

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To conserve water, keep water features and turf areas small as demonstrated in this lovely back yard Xeriscape.

 
 
Additional Resources:
Arizona Blue Stake website
 
 


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