When most people think of landscaping, they think of green trees, bushes, shrubs, and grass most of all. But there are those who live in areas where rainfall is sparse and the weather is hot, making it a lot harder to grow greenery. Certain environments are best suited to a desert landscape, but those who dwell in these less lush areas shouldn’t feel cheated. Desert landscaping can be very appealing when done well. Here are 5 ways a desert landscape can be just as good as a green one, and in many regards, even better!
Vibrant Color Options
Instead of the typical green and blue shades that are typical with many landscaping projects and yards, bright reds and oranges add bold bursts of color to a desert landscape. The beauty of desert colors is unique and breathtaking in its own way. Colors of the sunset are included in desert flowers, various desert plants, and in shades of desert rocks.
There are some definite financial benefits to choosing a desert landscape. Trying to maintain a luscious lawn in a less than suitable environment can be very expensive. Water is expensive when used in large quantities, so using plants that require less of it can save lots of money over time.
Just as less water is required when creating a desert landscape, less required maintenance is also a money and time saver. Landscapes made up of rocks, palm trees, and shrubs are much easier and less expensive to keep up than hiring someone to cut acres of grass each week.
Promoting a Unique Look
Green lawns are a dime a dozen, but landscaping with a textured, unique desert design that’s made up of indigenous trees and plants can be quite attractive. There’s a huge array of interesting desert plants, flowers, and trees that can create a look that’s distinct and appealing.
With a desert landscape, there is added stress of worrying about whether or not all your plants will thrive and grow or if your lawn is as green as the neighbor’s. Rocks, palm trees, desert flowers, cacti, and desert shrubs are by and large pretty self-sufficient elements to a desert landscape.
If you’re interested in creating your own beautiful desert landscape and want some ideas on how to do so, contact us at New Image Landscape and Pools to learn more.