Up Your Curb Appeal: How to Create the Perfect Drought Resistant Garden
Are you interested in giving your home a unique exterior?
Click here to learn how to choose the perfect drought-resistant plants for your garden.
Drought resistant plants are plants that can survive when there is a lack of rainfall for an extended period of time.
So if you live in an area that is regularly affected by drought or is generally warm and
dry most of the year, choosing plants that don't require a lot of water to survive will
help ensure your garden looks great all year around.
Choosing to use these types of plants in your garden can save you money and time.
Let's discuss how you can incorporate these lovely plants into your home's landscape.
Use Drought Resistant Plants to Boost Curb Appeal
Curb appeal refers to how your home and landscape appear when viewed from the street. Curb appeal is important when it comes time to sell your home. But why not create it now
so you get to enjoy it in the interim.
Depending on the size and layout of your yard, consider adding one to three focal points
to draw in the viewer's attention. A focal point can be a tree, shrub, statue, swing, birdbath or another element. Pick something that is taller than any plants you will be putting in between it and the street.
Look for ground cover or smaller plants to edge walkways or to put along flowerbed borders. By arranging your plants by size, from small, medium and tall, it will allow your viewer to see taller plants. A good option is to place the tallest plants up against your
home or along fence lines.
Unless you are using a particular type of drought tolerant plant as your focal point, try using complementary colors next to each other.
Hardscape design elements also work very well with drought resistant gardens.
Examples include boulders, benches, statues, gravel, or wood chips. These can
further reduce the number of plants needed to fill your space.
Drought Resistant Plants for Your Garden
There are many types of plants that need little water. They make great choices for both
your front and backyard transformations.
Succulents of all types make excellent choices, but there is no need to limit yourself to them. Here are a few other options to consider:
Gray Creeping Germander is an evergreen ground cover choice. It's pretty gray-green
leaves and pink-purple flowers are sure to delight.
Salvia Ultra Violet blooms in showy shades of purple. Their blooms are large and attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. They grow up to 20 inches high.
Lantana is a long-blooming drought tolerate flower that butterflies and hummingbirds
love to visit. Lantana comes in both trailing (up to 2 feet) and shrub varieties (up to 4 feet).
Bougainvillea is a drought tolerant plant that climbs so plant these beauties on a trellis
next to your house or fence line. They provide show stopping color in either orange, magenta, yellow, orange or white.
Poppies are low water plants that can grow up to five feet. Their bright flowers work well
as a focal point. Whether you choose them in red, purple, white, pink, orange or yellow,
they will be sure to impress.
Lavender is another drought tolerant flower and can be found in lavender to dark
blue-purple, white and pink. Lavender is perfect along walkways or near outside
seating areas since they are a natural bug repellant. Lavender grows up to 3 feet.
Takes Steps Today To Make Your Yard More Water Friendly
Planting drought resistant plants is good for you and the environment.
But, most importantly, your garden will look beautiful and will require a lot less work
once your plants are established.
Contact us today for help with designing your outdoor living and patio areas.