We all love living in the Sonoran desert and we want to show off our pride and joy. We all want to create a beautiful landscape around our homes and we want to take care of it so we can show off. A desert is a beautiful place and we want to make sure it looks its best at all times. There is not much greenery in the desert but that doesn’t mean you can’t create a great garden around your home. Here are ways to care for your landscape in the desert.
Choose native plants.
In the desert, there are a lot of ways to keep the landscape looking beautiful. The first way to keep your landscape looking beautiful is to think about what kind of plants go best with your climate. Some plants will wither away and die in the hot desert sun while others will explode in growth! In a hot, dry climate, you would be better off with plants that can survive in a dry climate. You can do this by planting a cactus in the area you want to grow a plant, in a sunny area. As long as you have enough sunlight, you can have a cactus. Cacti have reddish-brown stems and green, needle-like leaves. In a warm or dry climate, cacti can provide a beautiful backdrop to your landscape!
The desert is full of life! The first step is to make sure you have the right plants for your warm, sunny environment. You can test the soil before planting to see if you need to improve the quality. Then, make sure the plants are getting the right amount of sunlight. If your plant is getting too much sunlight, you can place it in the shade. However, if it’s not getting enough sunlight, you can place it closer to the sun! It’s important to take care of your plants so that you can enjoy them for years to come!
Make sure your plants get enough water.
Some desert-friendly plants that come from cacti and succulents grow well with a little bit of water. Others need a significant amount of shade and the right kind of water to reach their full potential height. If you do not have time to water the plants as often as they need it, you may want to hire a landscaping company that installs efficient drip irrigation systems to take care of your desert garden for you.
A drip irrigation system is a system that waters your plants slowly, but consistently. Using this method, the roots of the plants receive more water, allowing them to grow more vigorously. This makes them more resilient to the harsh conditions of the desert. The more water the plants receive, the more the roots grow, the deeper the roots grow into the ground, the higher chance of survival the plants have. Under normal circumstances, the plants dry out quickly because of the heat. Since the heat dries out them out quickly, it’s difficult for them to absorb any water. A drip irrigation system also saves water because there is no water wasted on the ground. By using the system, the plants are consistently watered and an inch of water per week is added to the area.
Regular weeding is key.
One may not realize that there are weeds that grow in the middle of a desert. There is such a large lack of water and nutrients in the area due to the climate that it is hard for them to grow anywhere but near water supplies. If you don’t stop them from growing, they will take over and your desert garden will be destroyed. To avoid this catastrophe, weeding should be observed frequently so as to minimize the number of possible threats down the road. Weeds can grow large and obstruct sunlight from reaching their desired flowers and vegetables which could lead to decreased health and growth altogether!
If you live in the Coachella Valley area, Water Wise Landscape can help you establish and maintain a beautiful desert landscape design. We are a full-service landscape design and build company that provides a wide range of services from consultation to installation. You can depend on our landscape professionals to guide you. At Water Wise Landscape, we always provide helpful information so you can make the best decisions for your property. We can help you get the most out of your landscape design budget by recommending unique and low-maintenance desert landscaping ideas. If you’re interested in learning about our comprehensive service, contact us today!