According to NationalGeographic.org "Xeriscaping is the practice of designing landscapes to reduce or eliminate the need for irrigation. This means xeriscaped landscapes need little or no water beyond what the natural climate provides."
It is a sustainable practice that can help you be more eco-friendly and lower your water bill!
According to YardMap.org there are "Seven Principles of Xeriscaping"
1. Sound landscape planning and design.
2. Limitation of turf (commonly referred to as lawn) to appropriate, functional areas.
3. Use of water efficient plants.
4. Efficient irrigation.
5. Soil amendments.
6. Use of mulches.
7. Appropriate landscape maintenance.
"California's limited supply of water, subject to ever increasing demands, is just one resource saved by xeriscaping. This results in immediate cost savings through lower water bills." says CA.gov.
Find examples of this drought tolerant gardening technique via Google Images, Pinterest or these properties below:
• 2301 5th St, Santa Monica - 2301FifthSt.com
• 502 Strand St, Santa Monica - https://www.mauricerustad.com/property/502-strand-st-santa-monica-ca-90405-usa