Desert Landscaping Help
Homeowners in the desert areas of Arizona often have unique landscaping concerns due to the area’s distinctive climate and environment. Here, we discuss common topics and questions you may have, as well as offer suggestions on how you can use landscaping rock to improve your home’s appeal.
Where water conservation is a concern in our arid climate, you’re likely motivated to conserve water. Decorative rocks can aid in water conservation by reducing the need for thirsty lawns. While this can vary, the amount of water used by a sprinkler system can cost you thousands of dollars annually. To water a quarter-acre lawn to a depth of 1/2 inch, you would use approximately 3,394 gallons of water. Do this twice a day, 120 days out of the year, and you’re approaching a million gallons.
Other concerns include the fact that many plants struggle to thrive in the high temperatures we see here in the desert, dust and erosion control, and weed control. Decorative rocks protect plant roots, control dust and erosion, and suppress invasive weeds without requiring herbicides.