By: Bill Waters - Staff Writer
Published: May 14, 2021

Drought Resistant Landscaping Ideas

Drought Resistant Landscaping Ideas - Here are a few ideas for your yard when there’s little rainfall. Dry and hot weather can ruin your landscaping. The best resistant is watering all the time. However, there are simple ways to conserve water when there’s a drought.

Drought resistant landscaping ideas begin with the plants. There are many plants that will provide you with color, texture and blooms all year long. All it takes it a little planning and preparation.

Before you start planting, check your soil to ensure water can penetrate it deeply. Drought-tolerant plants typically have extensive, deep, water-seeking root systems, which is one of the reasons they can survive drought conditions. If you have very hard, compacted soil or sandy, loose soil, adding an organic soil amendment can help the soil to retain water.

It can also provide an environment where drought-tolerant plants can develop a good root system. If you have hard, compacted soil, like clay, choose an organic soil amendment that is coarse textured to help break up the soil and allow water to penetrate deeply. If your soil is sandy, you need to add a fine textured soil amendment to help the soil hold on to the water.

When it comes time to place new plants in the soil, always make sure you soak the plants in water thoroughly. Since the plants are new, they have not had time to develop the extensive root system of a mature plant. If possible, plant in the evening or on a cloudy day.


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