Start with Strong Soil

Xeriscaped gardens should use perennial plants. No replanting means you only have one shot to prepare the soil.

  • Spread herbicide a few weeks before planting.
  • Thoroughly aerate the soil and till in 3 to 5 cubic yards of compost or other organic fertilizer for every 1,000 square feet of yard. Fertilizers conserve water and promote healthy plant growth.