Drought Tolerant Landscape Elements

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A drought tolerant landscape is not a style, it is a careful selection of native and non-native plants that requires low to moderate water also know as xeriscaping. Sustainable landscape practices are not only important during a drought but at all times and for all climate conditions – drought or not. In California and other areas of the country the interest in landscape elements that are drought tolerant and/or drought resistant has increased drastically with the experience of one too many hot summers with temperatures climbing higher then ever experienced before and lack of substantial rain throughout the year. On January 17, 2014 Governor Brown formerly declared that California is in a serious drought. Here are some sustainable landscape practices that should be applied when designing a landscape or renovating an existing landscape:

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