Drought Tolerant Plants For Water Conservation & Xeriscape Landscaping

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Water conservation is becoming crucial to every-day homeowners. Not only are you trying to conserve water indoors, but outdoors as well with drought tolerant plants. Xeriscaping (the process of landscaping, or gardening, that reduces or eliminates the need for irrigation) is becoming more and more popular as municipalities are requiring it.  Outsidepride offers a whole range of drought tolerant plants started from seeds that you can use in the xeriscape landscape. Click any of the images below to see our seed offerings for plants that are resistant to drought.

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Other terms such as: water-conserving landscaping, drought-tolerant landscaping, and smart scaping are used instead of the term xeriscaping; however, they essentially all have the same concept in mind. The use of plants whose natural requirements are appropriate to the local climate is emphasized, and care is taken to avoid losing water to evaporation and runoff. Xeriscaping is different from natural landscaping, because the emphasis in xeriscaping is on selection of plants for water conservation, not necessarily selecting native plants.

Not everyone understands that xeriscaping is more than just cacti and gravel. Xeriscaping produces greenspaces that require low amounts of maintenance and irrigation, and promote biodiversity as well as providing beauty to your landscape.  Yes, drought tolerant plants do not have to be ugly!  Outsidepride offers beautiful flowers, wildflowers, ornamental grass, ground covers, herbs, lawn and native grasses which are all resistant to drought.

It is estimated within the U.S. in hot, dry climates that 75% of a households' water is used to irrigate  lawns and landscaping. Everyone is aware that our climate is changing and current conditions have increased the frequency of droughts, impacting the availability of fresh drinking water. Xeriscaping helps preserve water for people and animals as it is more reliant on natural rainfall and minimal maintenance when compared to traditional landscaping. Several studies have concluded that xeriscaping can reduce outdoor irrigation by 60% which will greatly reduce your water bill.