对于那些生活在美国西部的人来说, 水一直是一种宝贵的资源. In recent years, this has become especially true during a long-term drought has made its impact felt.
As a result, many of us find ourselves looking for ways to save water. The first place you should start is your landscape as that is the largest percentage of your water consumption.
今天, I’d like to show you examples of three different low water landscape options:
耐旱 – This landscape is characterized by lush green, semi-tropical flowering 植物s. These include bougainvillea, lantana, oleanders, and yellow bells. All these do well in hot, arid climates in zones 9 and above. 虽然大多数不是土生土长的西南部, they are considered 中度干旱宽容 and suitable for those who want more a lush look for the desert garden.
For best results, deep water approximately once a week in summer and every 2 weeks in winter.
Moderately 耐旱 – Native, flowering 植物s make up this type of landscape. Plants like chuparosa, damianita, penstemon, Texas sage, and turpentine bush are examples of this.
因为这些植物原产于西南地区, they need infrequent watering to look their best – a good guideline is to water deeply approximately every 10 days in summer and every 3 weeks in winter.
Extremely 耐旱 – For a landscape to exist on very little water, 收集仙人掌和多肉植物是最好的选择. 柱状仙人掌，如墨西哥篱笆柱, 风琴管, 仙人掌, 图腾柱增加了花园的高度. 龙舌兰等较低生长的多肉植物, 小烛树, 而沙漠马利筋可以用于中级兴趣.
Golden barrel, hedgehog cacti and mammillaria fill in smaller spaces and look great next to boulders. Once established, they do best with watering approximately every 3 weeks spring through fall.
It’s important to note that shrubs should be watered deeply to a depth of 2 ft., which promotes deep root growth, and the soil stays moister longer. 多肉植物在12″深度生长良好.
**Watering guidelines can vary from region to region within the desert Southwest, so it’s wise to consult with your local city’s landscape watering guidelines.
无论你选择哪个选项, creating an attractive water-saving landscape is within your reach that will thrive in our drought-stricken region.