XERISCAPE: LANDSCAPING WITH STYLE in the ARIZONA DESERT

       


Reevaluating Your Preliminary Design
If you have the good fortune of developing a plan that falls below your budget, consider the following options:
  • Spend the surplus on upgraded irrigation system components.
  • Spend the surplus on upgraded hardscape materials.
  • Add a feature you did not include in the preliminary plan because you thought it would be too expensive.
  • Set aside the surplus amount for future additions or modifications to your landscape.

If your ultimate landscape design has exceeded your budget, consider these options:
  • Scale back the original plan by excluding one or more features you can live without.
  • Reduce the cost by purchasing smaller trees.
  • Purchase fewer services and do more of the work yourself.
  • Retain your complete plan and install it in phases.


Photo credit: Charles Mann, Charles Mann Photography

  XERISCAPE
  DESIGN:
Make a Wish List
Draw Existing Site
Learn About Plants
Learn About Materials
Draw Preliminary Plan
Design Irrigation System
Draw Final Design
Prepare Cost Estimate
Pre-Shop
Phases
Know Your Pro
Choose Professionals
Reevaluate
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