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Caring for your Xeriscape

Planning Your Garden

The first thing you need to do when planning a xeriscape is to look at the area that is to be planted. Are there plants there already? Will those plants stay or be removed to create the new garden? Is the area to be planted near a fence or a wall where it gets lots of shade, or is it out in the wide open where it gets a lot of sun? Is it at the top of a slope or the bottom of a slope where water run-off collects? After answering those questions, choose a variety of plants with different heights, color and textures. This creates a beautiful and interesting garden.

Here are some plants that don’t need a lot of water in the Bay Area http://www.ccwater.com/conserve/c-wwplant.asp