Xeriscaping – landscape (an area) in a style which requires little or no irrigation. Xeriscaping is a water conservation concept that originated in Colorado and now spreading across the United States. The term Xeriscape is a combination of two Greek words – xeros meaning dry, and scape meaning view. It is not the same as “zero-scaping”, [...]
This clifftop home in California features uninterrupted views of the ocean January 16, 2015 Architect Mark Abel together with interior designer Myca Loar designed this clifftop home in Laguna Beach, California.
These raised beds are far from ordinary. They are made from industrial steel pipe procured from a California steel yard. The pipes, which are of different heights and widths, are watered with drip irrigation emitters.
If you're going to have a lawn, sub-surface drip irrigation using Netafim is an excellent way of saving water. Since you lose no water to evaporation, you use only the water you need to irrigate your lawn. Design by Aesthetic Gardens in Mountain View, CA.
Backyard landscape - Water feature, hostas, containers with annuals and perennials, large accent boulders, decomposed granite pathways with flagstone patio and a large firepit. Believe it or not this is a low water usage landscape and the entire irrigation system has been converted to a smart emitter system where every plant or cluster of plants receives water with little to no evaporation. This is what xeriscape can look like in the shade.