Yes, You can Have a Beautiful Yard in a Drought

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


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Residents of Southern California are no strangers to the drought. But that doesn’t mean your yard has to be a scraggly mess of brown grass. There are plenty of hardy, drought-resistant plants you can use to create a beautiful yard even in the midst of a drought.

When designing a landscape in an area prone to droughts, you will want to incorporate both a hardscape and softscape plan. According to Pacific Outdoor Living, hardscaping refers to the hard parts of your landscape like boulders, stone walkways, stone walls, fountains and pavers. Softscape refers to your plants, flowers and mulch.

Stone is a natural beautiful element that requires no water and can be used extensively in your landscape with no issues. Consider adding in a stone bench or birdfeeder.

When choosing plants you need to focus on drought-resistant plants. Grasses, such as Japanese bloodgrass, are a beautiful choice for any landscape. Herbs also fare well in areas with droughts and are as functional as they are beautiful.

Most ground covers will work well and add an extra dimension to the area. Try Bougainvillea, California Yarrow, Purple Sage and Lupine. One important thing to remember is to water early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the water evaporating before it works its magic.

When all of the elements are placed together you can create a memorable one of a kind space that will hold up to even the most intense droughts.

If you need any advice on how to landscape in a drought, get a free estimate from Pacific Outdoor Living at 8309 Tujunga Ave, Suite 201, Sun Valley, CA 91352 or call (818) 247-9595 or visit


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