The xeriscape is organised into a raised bed filled with well draining soil. The plants used in these gardens are often succulents and cacti. However in Australia we have a lot of drought resistant plants that will fit right in. Plant varieties like Gazania, Desert Rose, Anigozanthos, etc. will add a lot of colour to the xeriscape and still keep water consumption and maintenance low. Using inorganic mulch like pebbles will improve the soil’s drainage, protect it from overheating and losing water through evaporation, and prevent the growth of weeds. The best spot in your garden for a xeriscape is one without any shade and full sun.
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