The Principles of the Xeriscape System

Today, many homeowners are leaning toward the use of more natural and sustainable landscape designs. If this sounds like you and you’re interested in cultivating an eco-friendly garden and lawn in San Jose, then watch this video to learn about the xeriscape system and its principles.

Xeriscape is a system that utilizes 7 rules designed to create sustainable, regionally-appropriate, and water-conserving landscapes. The 7 principles of this system include:

  • Good design and planning
  • Good soil preparation
  • Appropriate use of turf grass
  • Appropriate planting and plant groupings
  • Efficient irrigation
  • Mulch usage for moisture retention
  • Well-maintained landscapes

Many people assume that xeriscaping involves only the use of cacti and gravel. In reality, you can use this system to choose a combination of drought-resistant plants and other species to create a lawn and garden design that you can enjoy year-round.