Xeriscapes work with, not against, our dry climate. They offer you significant savings on your water bills and help the ecosystem. Need help choosing native plants? How about adding a dramatic rockscape? Call our landscape and hardscape company for eye-catching designs and installations.
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San Diego Xeriscapes
Xeriscapes in San Diego
Xeriscapes makes sense in an arid climate like ours. Using plants that have low water needs and high sun tolerance saves you on your irrigation expenses, and it is good for the environment. And there are many drought-tolerant plants to choose from.
Local xersicapes focus on native plants and those from the handful of places on earth with a climate similar to ours: the US Southwest, Mexico, Chile, the Mediterranean, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Of course, thirsty species imported from the East Coast, Europe and Asia can thrive here with the right irrigation system, but why waste precious water during droughts?
With the right xeriscaping, almost any garden style and theme can be created in our area. You are not just confined to a desert look. There are so many drought-tolerant species available that can be used to create exquisite landscapes. Others have been adapted to our climate.
Choosing low-water plants goes hand in hand with adjustments to irrigation systems. We can design, retrofit and install the latest in drip irrigation, and zoned and automated sprinklers. We can even remove irrigation equipment altogether, if you wish.
Of course, xersicaping does not need to be an all-or-nothing project. We can create sections of green with sod installation or water gardens, and divide the property into zones with custom walls or borders. Our irrigation design can deliver adequate hydration to thirstier plants and sodded areas, while conserving it in places with drought-friendly plantings.
Rockscaping San Diego
Landscaping with rocks, pebbles and stones is a sure way to cut water bills and maintenance. There’s little to no grass that requires constant mowing and fertilizing. For many people, ditching turf altogether is a real time-saver.
Rockscaping is a natural when paired with xeriscape because you get the best of both worlds: minimal upkeep without sacrificing the beauty of plants. You can create dramatic landscaping using rocks, pebbles and boulders along with some low-water favorites. We can give you the look of an oasis by surrounding cacti, succulents or even palms with large rocks and pebbles.
We can replicate the look of dry riverbeds and install charming bridges over them. We can create more visual interest with pavers leading to patios, pools and decks. These hardscapes add character and make your yard more usable.
When we do rockscaping or xeriscaping, we meet with you to determine your goals and budget. We measure the yard and help you choose the right hardscape materials. For a rockscape, we typically dig down 4-6 inches and remove soil and roots. Then we install special sheeting to discourage weeds from growing. Finally, we add the desired mix of boulders, rocks and pebbles. We source ours from KRC Rock and Boulder. They are known for excellent quality and plentiful selection.
When we do local xeriscape design, we can retrofit your irrigation system or disconnect it altogether. We have hundreds of planting possibilities that will ensure an impressive yard all year round.
For xeriscape landscaping to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing look, installation should be handled by professional landscapers. We have long been at the forefront of the low-water yard trend and have more than 16 years of experience along with the highest BBB ratings.
Call today for a free estimate on rockscapes and xeriscapes in San Diego, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Chula Vista, La Jolla, Coronado and all nearby cities in San Diego County.
Here’s why San Diego customers love Pacific Dreamscapes
Robert and his crew did an amazing job in our backyard. The guys were very professional, respectful and very detail-oriented. The pavers, shade structure and turf transformed our backyard into a great oasis for entertaining or just plain relaxing and enjoying. We so highly recommend Robert and his crew, we will be using them again for future projects!
I contacted Robert to remove a large outdated water feature and replace it with a bar. Demolition went smoothly and they matched the existing hardscape perfectly. Highly recommend. Quality workmanship from all his employees.