Having an attractive yard in California used to mean that you spent copious amounts of water to water the lawn and followed the schedule of “Water Days” for your street with fanatical devotion. However, the concept of using native plants to ornament one’s property instead of water-guzzling imports has been growing more popular of late. There are many great reasons to switch to native plants and create a mini-tribute to the natural beauty of California.

The term “xeriscape” (Greek: xeros = dry; -scape = view, scene) means landscaping in such a way that you do not have to supplement your climate’s natural rainfall with extra water. If you don’t live in a rainforest – most Californians don’t – you will find that xeriscaping saves you money…



Source by GregHaraksin