If you are looking to save both water and money while still enjoying the look of a manicured, landscaped yard, xeriscaping is an option you may want to investigate for your Albuquerque xeriscaping project. Xeriscaping is a landscaping technique that is environmentally friendly and is designed with water conserving methods and plants in mind. Here are a few suggestions from design teams of the common favorite xeric plants you can use in your xeriscaping. You can see that you don’t have to miss out on any fixture you are wanting for your landscape.
There are a variety of trees that you can enjoy. If you like evergreens, a Pinion Pine tree is an excellent choice. If you prefer deciduous trees instead, Northern Catalpa, Hawthorne, and Chokecherry are the best options.
Shrubs can accent areas of your xeriscaping quite nicely. Juniper is a common evergreen option. There is a much wider selection of seasonal shrubs that include; Lead Plant, Russian Sage, Fernbush, Manzanita, Sandcherry, False Indigo, Barberry, Rabbitbrush, Sumac, Blue Mist Spirea, and Potentilla.
Perennials you may want to consider include; Ice Plant, Catmint, Jupiter’s Beard, Hyssop (otherwise known as Agastache), Columbine, Purple Coneflower, Yarrow, Salvia, Penstemon, and Lavender.
You can even enjoy ornamental grasses in your new xeriscaping plan. A few good options include: Blue Avena, Feather Reed, Blues Little Bluestem, Maiden, and Indian Grasses.
Experts advicee that it is important to study the area you will be working with. It is important to consider how much water and sun you have as available resources. It is also suggested that when you plant, you group the varieties together of at least three or more plants to avoid a busy, overcrowded look.