Xeriscaping is the ultimate solution to beautiful and lush landscapes that require minimal water and can withstand even the harshest of drought conditions. Coined by Denver Water in 1981, a xeriscape is achieved by following these seven basic principles.
1. First, you must spend time evaluating, planning and designing. The property must be analyzed and surveyed to determine conditions related to soil types, exposures, drainage and existing plants. You can then make a list of the facilities and plants that will be integrated while plotting out traffic patterns and plant beds.