What Is Xeriscaping?
Since we’re on the topic of gardening, we thought it might be useful to bring up a term we’ve been hearing a lot lately - xeriscaping.
Xeriscaping is all about landscaping with native plants whose natural requirements (especially water, by up to 75%) suit the local climate. Following this path will mean fewer fertilizers or pesticides and less water use as native plants thrive in their native environment. The native wildlife will like it too!
And speaking of native plants, there is a strong trend these days towards ditching grass for more hearty ground cover plants that require less care and watering. Some popular examples in the North-East include white clover, creeping thyme, Japanese spurge and sweet woodruff (just planted in the GT garden this past weekend!).