Picking climatecompatible plants

You can choose to create a sustainable landscape that needs no irrigation system and no water management. First, evaluate the native plant communities in your area (hint: take a hike) and decide whether they meet your property's needs. If they do, you may be on your way to achieving the deepest level of sustainability: the no-water native landscape.

Visit a local botanic garden or ask professionals about the feasibility of bringing nature into your garden. If it looks like this plan will work for you, forget about installing an irrigation system and get to planting!

Your landscape doesn't have to be strictly native to do well without watering. Plants from any region of the world where the climate is similar to yours can work. Choose your plants carefully; Chapters 16, 17, and 18 can help.

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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