Plan for Watering Needs
In addition to all the above water-saving tips, plan for efficient irrigation.
- Group plants according to water needs to simplify hand-watering and protect drought-hardy plants that might rot with too much water.
- Consider a drip irrigation system that reaches roots without wasting water on mulch or rocks.
- Terrace steep slopes to soak in rainwater rather than letting precipitation run downhill and out of the yard.
Every step of the xeriscape process should focus on native, low-water plants while creating beauty and diversity.