Definition

Landscaping so as to avoid the need for watering by using native or drought-resistant plants, paving stones and gravel, and other methods to create an attractive yard that is ideal for dry climates or environmentally friendly in any area.

Things you need to know

Some HOAs have had rules about landscaping that required a certain amount of lawn, but as environmental awareness is increasing, these rules are being overturned.

Also known as

Water-Conserving Landscapes, Drought-Tolerant Landscaping, Smart Scaping

Cost Considerations

Xeriscaped yards use up to two thirds less water than yards with lawns. Over time, this cost savings can cover the cost of installation, especially in areas where lawns require regular watering due to rainfall not being sufficient to keep them watered. The cost of xeriscaping can range from $10,800 to $27,500.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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