Drought Tolerant Plants


Drought Tolerance

Maintaining your garden despite arid weather conditions calls for our targeted services, which include sod removal and replacement. These measures are designed to make your lawn more heat resistant while keeping your water consumption low.

Not All Grasses Are Water Guzzlers

Grass can still be a part of your lawn. Fescues and buffalo grass use less water than most other turfs.

Fertilize sparingly

Slow-release fertilizers are less effort for the gardener and reduce the chance of over-fertilization. Too much fertilizer might encourage tall, straggly growth.

Time Your Watering

If you’re watering by hand or using a timed watering system, water deeply and infrequently to encourage the development of deep roots that can make use of water in the soil. Always water between 4am and 10am, to minimize loss from evaporation.

Handle Your Garden’s Upkeep

Regular maintenance is a core value of xeriscaping plans. Walk your garden often, and you’ll be able to address problems before they get out of hand. Here are some basic tips to keep your garden attractive and maximize water use: • Remove weeds by hand before they get established. • Reduce water and fertilizer as needed. • When mowing your lawn, remove no more than 1/3 of the grass height, and use a sharp mower blade

Xeriscaping Advantages

• Lowered consumption of water: Xeriscaped landscapes use up to two thirds less water than regular lawn landscapes. • Makes more water available for other domestic and community uses and the environment. • Reduce maintenance aside from occasional weeding and mulching Xeriscaping requires far less time and effort to maintain. • Xeriscape plants in appropriate planting design and soil grading and mulching, takes full advantage of rainfall retention. • Less cost to maintain: Xeriscaping requires less fertilizer and maintenance with reduced lawn areas. • Reduced waste and pollution: Lawn clippings contribute to organic waste in landfills and fertilizers contribute to urban runoff pollution.

Trees

  • Burr oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
  • Goldenrain tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
  • Green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica lanceolata)
  • Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)
  • Japanese pagoda tree (Sophora japonica)
  • Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)
  • Pinyon pine (Pinus edulis)
  • Thornless honeylocust (Gleditsia triancanthos inermis)
  • Western catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)

Shrubs

  • Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa)
  • Barberry, Japanese (Berberis thunbergii)
  • Bladder-senna (Colutea arborescens)
  • Ceanothus (Ceanothus fendleri)Image
  • Cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa)
  • Cliff rose (Cowania mexicana)
  • Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster spp.)
  • Lead Plant (Amorpha canescens)
  • Mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus spp.)
  • Peashrub (Caragana spp.)
  • Privet (Forestiera spp.)
  • Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus spp.)
  • Rock Spiraea (Holodiscus dumosus)
  • Sage (Artemisia spp.)
  • Saltbush (Atriplex canescens)
  • Sand cherry (Prunus besseyi)
  • Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)Image
  • Sumac (Rhus spp.)
  • Yucca (Yucca spp.)

Perennial Flowers

  • Catmint, Select Blue (Nepeta x faassenii “Select Blue”)
  • Claret Cup Hedgehog (Echinocereus triglochidiatus)
  • Curlicue Sage (Artemisia versicolor “Seafoam”)
  • French Lavender (Lavandula spp.)
  • Giant Thrift-Leaf (Hymenoxys acaulis)
  • Hummingbird Mint (Agastache spp.)
  • May Night Sage (Salvia “May Night”)
  • Pineleaf Beardtongue/Penstemon (Penstemon pinifolius)
  • Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)
  • Nasturtium (Tropaeolum)
  • Sweet William (Dianthus)