Drought Tolerant Plants
In California, we like to think that ours is the best state. Yet, for decades we’ve tried to emulate Floridian landscapes. We did a good job at it too. The average person couldn’t tell the differences between a tropical garden in Tampa, or one in The Sac. The problem is that it caught up with us. It’s safe to say that as a nation, we have begun to evaluate where we’ve been and started to map out where we want to go. Home and business owners alike, have made the conscious decision to create landscape architecture that is not only beautiful, but protects the environment.
Don’t be fooled by looking at your neighbor’s lawn gone wrong. It only takes one trip to the California Native Plant Demonstration Garden on Broadway, to know that greenery indigenous to this part of the world are captivatingly beautiful. When folks hear, “drought tolerant plants” they immediately conjure up thoughts of small, pitiful looking plants, void of color. The wonderful thing about selecting native Californian drought resistant plants is that they are genetically structured to survive our arid climate and soil. When blooming, what a sight to behold. To learn more about drought tolerant plants, we’d be happy to bring a few samples, so you can see for yourself.
A Mixed Bag
If you’re not ready to completely transition to a 100% drought tolerant garden, we totally understand. It’s your vision, and we would be honored to bring it to life. Consider a garden that has tropical elements combined with splashes of drought resistant plants. Believe it or not, we’ve been doing this for so long that we can make it work. There are a myriad of native California plants that are perfect for this soil. They are beautiful year round too. It would be our pleasure to take you on a trip to our favorite nursery to show you the possibilities.
Our City Our Eco-System
When we began to introduce foreign plants into our natural environment, it threw the eco-system off balance. Fortunately, mother nature is resilient. Bird watchers and environmentalists have discovered that with the re-introduction of native plants, the local habitat thrives. Perhaps this is the first time you’ve ever made a connection between your garden and the native wildlife. As an incentive, imagine more butterflies flitting throughout your property. Picture dragonflies swooping in and out of the sunlight. The north American honey bee is in danger of extinction. Native, drought tolerant plants help to provide a sweet haven for cuckoo and long-horn bees.
When you Stay Ready, You Don’t Have to get Ready
KCRA says that the California drought is over. If you’ve lived in The Sac for more than 5 years, you know that, unfortunately, another drought is not far behind. It’s only a matter of time. Schedule a free consultation and site visit with us. We will send a veteran landscape artist to provide you with the best information on how to create a gorgeous drought resistant garden that your neighbors will envy. Transitioning from a typical landscape to one that is specifically configured for this climate doesn’t have to be costly.