How Much Does Xeriscaping Cost?

Xeriscaping is an increasingly popular form of gardening without the need for water. The whole purpose behind this is to incorporate plants that are drought-proof into your garden. This enables home gardeners to shift the plant life around, while still efficiently utilizing water consumption. So, how much does xeriscaping cost on average?

The term Xeriscaping originated from the Greek word “xeros,” which means “dry.” The term “scape,” of course, means to garden within patterns.

National average pricing to have xeriscaping performed on your yard can be costly, ranging between $16,000 to $18,000. Typical homeowners spend upwards of $17,000 on average, per 1,200 square feet. This gardening process includes positioning shrubs, plants, and rocks to conserve more water.

Installation Cost of Xeriscaping

National cost on average $17,000
Average price range $16,000 to $18,000
Lowest Xeriscaping pricing $6,000
Highest Xeriscaping pricing $24,000

Xeriscaping Pricing Per Hour

It is highly recommended to hire a professional to perform any xeriscaping needs. Along with plant and ornamental movements, this process looks to achieve ideal conservation of water. For example, experts will configure placement of rocks and utilize hardscaping to work the water into different areas. The average cost of booking a landscaping professional to perform xeriscaping can typically range from $50 to $100 per hour.

The first step in the process is determining proper irrigation systems that can be used and installed. After this step is completed, specific plants are chosen by the professional landscaper. Placing these plants in certain areas is necessary. Ensuring that all rock and boulder placement is up to par, providing optimal assistant to the plants, is another key to xeriscaping. The final step is hardscaping and placing light fixtures around the garden area.

Xeriscaping Pros and Cons 

When it comes to the idea of having xeriscaping performed on your property, most people assume it is maintenance-free. This is not the case whatsoever. During the first couple years, there is some maintenance that is required, plus the use of your irrigation system. The reason for this occasional upkeep is to ensure that strong roots developed. Check the garden constantly for any weeds that may grow. Weeds can hinder your garden’s overall growth, of course. You should also do basic maintenance, such as pruning your plants and applying mulch when needed. Landscaping professionals do offer Xeriscaping maintenance services, although it can range between $50 to $100 per hour.

Xeriscaping Additional Costs and Considerations

  • Xeriscaping can be a full-blown professional project or a partial DIY project. A few things need to be picked out, including the layout and specific type of plants, hardscaping, and irrigation system.
  • Before hiring a Xeriscaping professional you should get three to five estimates from professional contractors.
  • If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact Arte Verde today!

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Landscaping Tips for August In Arizona

Landscaping Tips for August In Arizona

August is turning out to be very hot indeed in Arizona with absolutely zero respite from the so-called monsoon season which so far has not transpired! Read on to learn some tips to keep your landscaping and garden in tip top shape.

  • August fertilization will benefit many plants struggling to have a flush of growth before slowing down for the winter.
  • Cut off spent blooms to stimulate re-blooming.
  • Imported and native heat tolerant plants can be planted. They will need to be watered on a regular basis until fall.
  • Transplant palms in the heat of the summer.
  • Protect newly transplanted trees from dust storms and heavy winds by staking.
  • Apply nitrogen fertilizer to your fall ripening fruit trees to boost fruit size.
  • Apply zinc and nitrogen to pecan trees to produce normal size leaf growth and to enhance kernel development.
  • Increase water to your landscape plants as the weather warms.
  • Apply mulch to the ground around the base of heat sensitive plants keep the roots cooler and prevent evaporation. Keep the mulch several inches away from the trunk.
  • Apply chelated iron to plants with iron deficiency symptoms.
  • Plant Bermuda lawns during the active growing season.
  • Once every two or three years de-thatch Bermuda lawns if necessary. This enables the turf to quickly recover.
  • Apply one inch of water per week to Bermuda lawns at a minimum.
  • Raise the mowing height to 2.5 to 3 inches during the warmer months to keep the moisture in the soil.
  • Plant Seeds: Snap Beans, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Collard Greens, Corn, Cucumbers, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce (Head & Leaf) Leeks, Mustard, Green Onions and Summer Squash
  • Keep your garden covered to prevent excessive heat and sun.
  • Cut back on fertilizing established roses to encourage plants to slow down for the hot summer. Water deeply as temperatures climb. Hose off plants in the early morning to increase humidity and control spider mites.

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Start creating your very own landscaping project in Scottsdale or Phoenix, Arizona by giving Arte Verde a call today at (602) 618-0688 to schedule a free consultation!