In a sea of green and flower beds, there’s one sure way to stand out from the crowd: Xeriscape! Xeriscape, also known as desertscape, is a landscaping option that’s been growing in popularity in recent years. Far from being the typical grass lawn, desertscape is striking and beautiful, making your home stand out in your neighborhood.
Here are 3 of the things that make xeriscape so awesome:
1. Very Low Maintenance
Because desertscape incorporates a mixture of desert gravel, rocks, and hearty desert plants, you’re able to cut down a large percentage of your home’s water usage. By using only native plant species in our high desert landscaping, we can ensure that your landscape will be able to withstand our area’s weather with little assistance. The installation of a money-saving drip watering system will ensure that the plants are well tended without the need for the frequent watering that grass lawns require.
If you want to fully eliminate the need for watering, we offer designs that don’t include any plants. A rockscape garden won’t require any watering and upkeep, while still allowing you to enjoy a beautiful outdoor living space.
Without the need for watering, mowing, or fertilizing, you’ll save yourself a fortune. You’ll be free from paying a regular gardener AND from those massive summertime water bills! The financing options that we offer often cost less than the price of tending a grass lawn, letting you enjoy your savings right away!
2. Unique Aesthetics
Xeriscape offers homeowners a highly unique aesthetic. It’s one that exudes originality and personality. It embraces the look of the natural desert and can give any home a wholly new look. Our skilled design crew can help you to craft the exact look that you want to achieve with your home.
With the uniqueness of desert landscaping, the curb appeal of your home can increase as well. A home that offers a stunning and unique appearance can catch the eye of buyers, while money-saving, drought-tolerant landscaping can really seal the deal when you’re looking to sell. Xeriscape is an investment in your home’s future.
There are a lot of options when it comes to drought-resistant landscaping. Dry riverbeds are a popular and visually interesting option, while succulents and desert grass can create a vibrant and lively landscape. We can even incorporate sections of artificial turf into your design, if you want to keep a touch of green around your home. From plant-free rockscapes to a garden of desert plants, xeriscape doesn’t have any limits other than your own imagination!
3. Embraces Local Ecology
One thing that makes xeriscape so appealing to homeowners in the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita areas is that it embraces the look and feel of our natural environment. The high desert with its plentiful shrubs, grasses, and succulents is just as beautiful (sometimes even more so!) as a manicured grass lawn.
Grass cannot naturally survive in our environment. It requires constant effort to keep it alive. Every spring, you must reseed and fertilize your lawn to rejuvenate its appearance after winter, only for the summer heat to roast your grass to a crisp. Lawn care is the biggest source of water usage for many homeowners in Southern California. It just doesn’t make sense for us to keep live turf at our homes when we must utilize so many resources just to keep it from dying.
By embracing the plants that are naturally available in our ecosystem, we make the choice to help balance our environment. Native bees and other pollinators love desert plants, and we can help to prevent invasive species from harming the high desert. Aside from saving you in maintenance costs, xeriscape landscaping is also a very environmentally friendly option. When choosing desert for your home, you’re making your home even greener!
There’s so much to love about Xeriscape because there is so much to love about our high desert environment! While non-native plants need a lot of help to thrive in the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita, desert landscaping thrives, giving you a beautiful landscape all year long without all the effort that grass requires.
JNR Home Improvements is the leader in water-efficient landscaping options here in the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita areas. We offer homeowners high quality options in xeriscape, artificial grass, aluminum patio covers, concrete work, and much more! Chosen by readers of the AV Press as the best landscaping company of 2018 and featured on Enterprise magazine’s Enterprise360™ List, JNR Home Improvements is committed to excellence in customer service and satisfaction. Our team of experts is here to help you through every step of your project! Call or email us TODAY to learn more about what we can do for you!
By JNR Home Improvements