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Desert Southwest landscaping on a small hillside circular driveway using retaining walls and Xeriscaping principles and

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  • Yamini LEED AP at Urbanmotifs
    Yamini LEED AP at Urbanmotifs Duluth, GA
    on Feb 10, 2012

    Nice to see some Xeriscape picture here on Hometalk LDS. Really nice work.

  • The-Landscape-Design-Site.com
    The-Landscape-Design-Site.com Carlsbad, NM
    on Feb 10, 2012

    Thanks Yamini. Glad to share it. Xeriscaping, Southwest, and Desert style design has become the major scope of what we do these days. I'm sure we'll get better at it as we do more. Thanks again.

  • Pam F
    Pam F Monroe, GA
    on Feb 10, 2012

    Very nice !!!!! I really like the small gravel and the choice of plants. It makes a great addition to the home.The tile roof seems to stand out more with the color of the retaining wall.

  • The-Landscape-Design-Site.com
    The-Landscape-Design-Site.com Carlsbad, NM
    on Feb 10, 2012

    Thank you Pam. Yes. It makes a huge difference in how the entire property is unified. Fortunately, we were able to match the block as close as we did. With several block plants within a small distance, we can generally match materials with most any property. The many different color choices of this type of block is one of the things that also makes it a good choice for do it yourselfers as well.

  • Southern Trillium LLC
    Southern Trillium LLC Stone Mountain, GA
    on Feb 10, 2012

    Just want to clarify something on the term Xeriscaping. The term does not necessarily mean a minimal use of plant material, with no grass, and permanent groundcover, such as gravel. It is easy to think that is what the term refers to, almost meaning desert-like. The term Xeriscaping is more accurately referring to a properly designed garden area that minimizes the use of water. Therefore, it is possible to design a lush garden space that even has some lawn and it is still Xeriscaping. The proper design, installation, and maintenance can create a beautiful space, with lots of plant material, that is still Xeriscaping.

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