Outdoor Craftsmen staff is conscientious of our clients’ properties and the value that the land brings to their homes and lives. That is why we are reliably mindful of the plantings chosen for each individual landscape design we create and every landscape we install.
During our 35+ years in the landscape business we have seen trends in landscape design come and go, but one that has shown powerful staying power is the one that is most sustainable and sensitive to the land: the dry native garden.
A dry native garden, also known as a drought-tolerant or xeriscape garden, is a type of garden that is designed to conserve water by using plants that are native our region and adapted to thrive in our dry conditions. These gardens typically require little watering or fertilization, making them ideal for locales that experience drought or where water conservation is a concern.
For a dry native garden, we thoughtfully select plantings based on their ability to tolerate and thrive in dry, windy conditions. These plants are drought-tolerant and can survive with minimal watering once established. Native plants are often favored because they are well adapted to the local climate and soil conditions and can provide food and habitat for local wildlife.
To create a successful dry native garden, it’s important that we choose plants that are appropriate for your specific micro-climate and soil type. The garden should also be designed to maximize water conservation, with features such as mulch, efficient irrigation systems, and proper plant placement to minimize water loss.
In addition to their water conservation benefits, dry native gardens also strikingly beautiful, aesthetically pleasing, and is a low-maintenance landscaping option for homeowners.