XERISCAPE: LANDSCAPING WITH STYLE in the ARIZONA DESERT

       


Xeriscape Maintenance: Taking Care of Your Plants
Xeriscapes can be quite water efficient and require less maintenance than traditional, water intensive landscapes. Low water use plants and new irrigation technologies provide the potential for substantial water savings outdoors. Because Xeriscapes require less pruning, less mowing and less fertilizing, they provide the added benefit of lower maintenance for those who choose this type of landscaping. But the full water saving potential that Xeriscapes provide can't be fully realized without some regular care, repair and observation.

Taking care of your yard can be fun, relaxing and very rewarding. Follow a maintenance routine that takes into account our desert climate conditions and the growth characteristics of native and desert adapted plants. The maintenance practices presented in this section can help keep your yard healthy, beautiful and water efficient.

Red Bird of Paradise
Photo credit: Charles Mann, Charles Mann Photography

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Additional Resources:
Summer Landscape PreparationManaging Your Landscape During a Drought
Over/under watering symptomsPruning Recommendations
 
 


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