3 Landscaping Tips For Dry Climates

24 February 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


Landscaping your property can often be a daunting and difficult task, particularly if you live in a dry climate where your options are going to be quite limited due to the limited rainfall that you may experience in your area. Listed below are three landscaping tips to consider for dry climates.

Utilize Landscaping Rocks When Possible

One of the best options to consider when landscaping your yard for a dry climate is landscaping rocks. Landscaping rocks can be utilized all of your property in order to create a variety of different patterns and textures on your property. For example, you could utilize landscaping rocks to place eye-catching boulders or rock formations throughout your property.

In addition, many landscaping rocks can be acquired in a wide range of different designs and patterns due to the fact that the rocks can actually be carved or stained into whatever shape or color that you like. The main benefit to this is that the landscaping rocks are not going to require any watering or other maintenance on your part, which will save you both money and effort.

Planting Drought-Resistant Grass

Another option to consider when landscaping in a dry climate is to plant drought-resistant grass. Drought-resistant grass is beneficial in a number of ways, with the primary way being that it isn't going to require that you spend much time watering it. Another benefit to drought-resistant grass is that it tends to grow much slower than other types of grass, which means you do not have to spend nearly as much time mowing your lawn as you would if you went with a more traditional type of grass.

Convert Portions Of Your Yard To Non-Organic Materials

Finally, if you live in dry climate, It is very important that you consider converting portions of your yard to non-organic materials in order to save yourself quite a bit of money. You can convert your yard to non-organic materials by covering a portion of your yard in gravel, paving over a portion of your yard, or utilizing one of a number of non-organic grass substitutes.

Not only can this option and of saving you a lot of money and effort because you do not have to water the portions of your yard that are covered in non-organic materials but it can also earn you a bit of money as some states or municipalities will offer tax breaks or other forms of compensation to anyone that is willing to convert a portion of their yard to un-organic materials. This is usually done in those areas where there has been an ongoing drought for quite some time or if the area has historically been quite dry and the state or municipality is trying to conserve water as much as possible.

Speak with a local landscaping service today in order to discuss what recommendations they may have when it comes to landscaping your yard in a dry climate. Utilizing landscaping rocks whenever possible, planting drought-resistant grass, and converting portions of your yard to non-organic materials are all effective and beneficial ways of landscaping your property when you live in a dry climate. Contact a company like Southern Landscape Materials to learn more.