Xeriscaping in Durango
Xeriscaping is an environmentally friendly form of landscaping that minimizes outdoor water usage by using a variety of indigenous and drought tolerant plants, as well as subsurface drip irrigation, mulches, and limited lawn areas.
Planning and design are critical when implementing a xeric landscape. Reducing turf areas, improving soil fertility and water efficiency are all key aspects to a successful xeric project. The use of hardscapes such as walkways. patios and dry stream beds can be functional and practical when planing a landscape design. Most plants will require some water to become established but the idea behind xeric planting is to use materials that can thrive with the natural precipitation. As the plants become mature they should require little or no additional watering depending on the season and weather.