Gardening, for some people or reasons, is one of the activities that relaxes their mind. This is maybe because of the fresh air that a person inhales when surrounded by different plants. Housewives, particularly, make gardening as a form of a pastime or hobby whenever their kids are at school or their husbands working for their daily living. Garden Landscaping is not unusual to a household. Garden landscapes are, in fact, the first to amaze us when we visit another person’s house. But how about Desert Garden Landscaping?
You may wonder, “A garden in a DESERT? How do the plants live?”, “What plant can survive in a deserted area?” or “Will I still be able to use my favourite bamboo fountains?” I did some research about these questions that, for some time, have also bothered my mind.
First, we need to have the knowledge about the properties of desert soil. When we hear desert, we instantly think of something dry, hot or a place where camels are the only ones who live happily. Yes, a desert soil is dry, perhaps hot with a temperature of about 100 degrees Fahrenheit during summer and 30 degrees Fahrenheit on winter. With that data, it is hard to believe that there could possibly have plants that can survive in such area.
There is one form of landscaping or gardening, called xeriscaping or xerogardening, which reduces or even eliminates the use of water to grow a plant. These forms of garden landscaping is specifically recommended to areas where there is lesser supply of water, and are only dependent on the rainy season to provide them.
Advantages of this xeriscaping and xerogardening includes: conservation of water, and not much of your time and work will be consumed since watering plants may take some efforts and can sometimes cause stress.
Xerscaping and Xerogardening require the knowledge of knowing what kind of plants to grow in a deserted are. These plants must have the characteristics of having roots and leaves that may help them in making most of the water that is available and that they themselves have the ability to survive with lesser supply.
Golden barrel cactus is one plant that can give attraction to a desert garden landscape. This is especially appreciated when put and grown together by a group of three to four plants. These cacti only need a minimal amount of water which makes them survive in a desert garden. You can also put them in different garden planters depending on your preference.
Another plant is called the trailing rosemary, which can grow to 2 feet tall and 5 feet wide. This plant can actually survive in an arid condition, having good resistance to both heat and cold atmosphere.
Garden landscaping, in general, is one good way to calm a person’s body and give peace of mind to those who consider it as therapy. Desert garden landscaping, for one, is a greater way to beautify your home plus points, helping to conserve mother nature.