The Xeriscape Landscaping Organization
Conserving for our future

"Building a
sustainable
future"

Xeros: Greek for dry
 

ROADMAP TO SUCCESSFUL XERISCAPE LANDSCAPING

PREPARATION

Proper soil preparation will help assure a successful garden.  You may be anxious to start planting, but establishing a solid soil foundation is essential to any landscape project.

There are two primary aspects to soil preparation.

  • Physical preparation.  There are general guidelines for physical soil preparation that are applicable to any garden.  Your soil must be properly aerated to allow for deep penetration of water and roots.  This allows your plants to establish themselves and tollerate low water periods.
  • Fertilizers.  NPK or compound fertilizers are often misunderstood by gardeners.  A proper balance of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) is critical is supplying the nutrients plants need to develop and establish themselves properly.

The Xeriscape Landscaping Team