XERISCAPE: LANDSCAPING WITH STYLE in the ARIZONA DESERT

       


Revisiting Your Xeriscape: Additions, Conversions and Improvements
Many people think of their homes as a work in progress with something new or different planned for the future. That's the way it often is with the landscape as well. In addition to regular maintenance activities, you probably will want to begin planning for at least one of the items slated for a later phase in your new landscape. Even if you were able to install every component of the landscape plan, you may have decided to add or change something at a later time.

Take some time to walk through your yard. Look at your plants and irrigation system. Imagine what it might be like with an added gate, some paint on the far wall, seasonal wildflowers, an herb garden in the corner, a cactus collection or a small, private area to call your own...the possibilities are endless. Plan for change the same way as you would plan for a brand new landscape. Remember to make notes, draw a landscape plan or modify your existing plan, do a budget analysis for significant modifications and plan to phase in big changes to accommodate time constraints and financial considerations.


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We are fortunate in this part of the country to have a year-round growing season and many months of great weather each year. Your Xeriscape can be not only beautiful and water efficient, it also can be an extension of your home and a place for you to relax, unwind and enjoy.
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