Xeriscaping Services In Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Carlsbad, & North County, CA
Reduce water usage and create an eco-friendly space in your lawn with our xeriscaping design and installation services.
In the area of North County, CA, we often experience periods of drought and water restrictions can be imposed on property owners. Using less water can lead to lawns going dormant and not looking as green and lush. With xeriscaping, you can minimize the amount of water your lawn and landscape needs.
We design and install beautiful, eco-friendly xeriscaping options for properties in Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and the surrounding areas of California.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, on average, American families are using over 300 gallons of water per day, and roughly 30 percent of that is used maintaining lawns and landscaping. Xeriscaping reduces the amount of water used and helps to create an environmentally-friendly space in your yard. Xeriscaping uses plants that are "water-wise", or plants that don't require as much water.
A common misconception is that xeriscaping design only uses rocks, succulents, and brown materials to create a space, but this isn't true. You can use flowering plants and plants that are native to our area of California. The most vital part of a xeriscaping installation is to assess the microclimates within your yard, to see where the most sun and shade are.
Our xeriscaping contractors will install plants in areas where they will naturally thrive so that they don't use up as much water or resources.
There are many beautiful plants that are native to California, and we try to use these whenever possible when installing xeriscaping. Common plants we use are:
Once you've decided to install xeriscaping, there are other steps you can take to further reduce water usage on your property. Artificial turf, or fake grass, doesn't require any watering and stays green no matter what. It also eliminates the need to use any sort of chemical on your lawn to fertilize or get rid of lawn insects.
In your xeriscaping beds, consider installing drip irrigation. This method of irrigation delivers droplets of water directly to the roots of the plants and doesn't use excess water. Combining xeriscaping, drip irrigation, and artificial turf gives you a yard that is completely eco-friendly.
At Southwest Tree Care & Landscape Design, we are a xeriscaping provider in North County, CA, including areas such as Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, Encinitas, and more. Xeriscaping may also provide you with extra benefits—check with your local city or county government to see if they provide any rebates on xeriscaping installation. If you've been thinking about a xeriscape for your yard, give us a call today at (858) 503-0979 to set up an initial consultation!