Welcome To Xeriscape Austin!
Your Guide To Xeriscaping Design, Gardens and Plants
The population of Austin has more than doubled since 1980. Water usage has nearly tripled since 1970. The population is set to rise another 55% by 2040. Water will become our most precious resource.
Xeriscaping is the future.
At Xeriscape Austin we are committed to offering homeowners an affordable alternative.
Browse through this website to inform yourself about the concepts and practicalities of Xeriscape landscaping, and make the decision to change! Contact us for a consultation and take that first step toward the future.
With a little time and imagination you can achieve spectacular results …
Salvia, Lamb’s Ear, Phlox, Herbs and Grasses come together to create a colorful picture.
The Philosophy Of Xeriscaping
As our motto states above we are all about earth and water in harmony. But what does that mean exactly? We all think that Xeriscaping is just about water conservation, typically in desert areas, but that is not the case. It is about bringing together the different elements of any landscape anywhere in the world and making it work in harmony with the surroundings.
A Xeriscape in Alaska is going to look completely different to one here in Central Texas, and yet it will follow the same basic principles:
- Planning and design
- Soil analysis
- Practical turf areas
- Appropriate plant selection
- Efficient irrigation
- Use of mulches
- Appropriate maintenance
For a more detailed explanation see the Xeriscape page on this website.
Here in Central Texas, and Austin specifically, plant choices and landscape design tend toward the idea of a residence or business surrounded by hedges and a vast area of lawn. While there is nothing intrinsically wrong with the idea, it does lead to non-native plant selection such as Ligustrum, Nandina, European Privet, English Ivy, Photinea and English Boxwood, and a water hungry St Augustine lawn. The essence of Xeriscaping is the replacement of these non-native species in favor of local plants that are drought and disease tolerant, and reducing the area of lawn to a manageable size that can be watered efficiently.
I will bet that a lot of folks who are looking at this website have lawns that are burned and hedges that are dying, and are wondering what can I do? Well, as you browse through the website’s pages and related articles, you will see that there is an answer. You don’t have to be tied to the old formula to have a great looking yard.
Contact us today to talk to someone about Xeriscaping and what it can do for you and your landscape.
We specialize in Xeriscape, Hardscape and Drip System Irrigation.
However, if your lawn is still vibrant, we also offer a premier lawn service. Prices start at $28.99 weekly for a regular lot size and our crews are efficient, courteous and professional.
To find out more about Austin lawn care visit our sister company’s website at www.gotmow.com or call (512) 785-7787 for more information. And for help with your Austin sprinkler repair click here to check out Down Under.