Xeriscape pronounced (Zeer-I-Scape)
Landscapes that reflect the beauty of the natural desert of the southwest "Sonoran" area.
Xeriscape does not mean "Zero". Many plants that are adaptable to this
area are from South Africa, Australia, Mexico, Caribbean, and then other plants
that can tolerate the challenging conditions of the Southwest
There are the seven horticultural aspects that define the Xeriscape
1. Good landscape planing and
2. Appropriate turf (lawn)
of soil amendments
Incorporation of low water use plants.
7. Appropriate maintenance of the
There are such an abundant variety of plants to use
when you take into account the micro areas that perhaps - shades in the
afternoon, protects from frost, or has a seasonal aspect. Typically a more
oasis/tropical look is used next to the house with an increasing desert look
You can read all about this in a handout from your local city / garden
center / or arboretum. Ask for:
Xeriscape - A new look for Arizona gardens.
Converting to Xeriscape - Renovate your landscape with style.
Xeriscape gardens - Plants for the desert southwest.