Drought Tolerant Landscaping Tips

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Droughts are very devastating to an area’s land. For those places that are in a drought, we firmly believe that people need to change the way that they use water. The good news is that this does not mean our yards and landscape will resort to dead grass and a lot of dirt. You can easily keep a beautiful landscape, while conserving water at the same time. Here are some tips on how to do that!

1. The first tip is replacing your grass with artificial grass. This makes it to where you grass stays green, no matter the condition and requires no water at all. Normal grass is very high maintenance and requires a lot of water to keep healthy. This really is not an option if you are in a serious drought. Artificial grass will take care of this problem and you can get it in natural colors. It does not have to be bright and obviously fake.

 

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2. The next option is to just take out your grass and replace it with stone or gravel. This also requires no water, and can give the yard a very neat, modern look. Also, gravel looks excellent with succulents.

 

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3. That leads to this next tips, use succulents. Succulents will require some water, but they are drought resistant and there are so many options in terms of colors, and textures, to work with. Give your garden a great look with these!

 

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Photo Credit: F. D. Richards

4. Ornamental grasses are also a great idea. These grasses are beautiful and are perfect for your low water garden. Some good varieties to check out are little bluestem, fountain grass, blue fescue, and pampas grass.

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5. If you would like to keep flowers in your drought resistant garden, you can. The trick is to choose perennials that are stable and don’t need too much water. Believe it or not, there are a lot of flowers like that to choose from. For example, blanket flower, russian sage, salvia, yarrow, and lavender.

 

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