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What are the best drought resist

What are the best drought resistant plants?Drought resistant plants are those that in one form or fashion have evolved the ability to withstand longer periods of time during which there is no rain. All classifications of plants contain species that have these qualities, making it possible for Exterior Worlds professionals to develop an entirely drought resistant landscape consisting of ornamental grasses, ground covers, flowers, shrubs, and trees.
Plants that are marketed as possessing this resilience are often described as either “drought resistant” or “drought tolerant” by garden centers, which often use the terms interchangeably. This can confuse do-it-yourself landscaper who may not have the time to research the exact botanical quantities of the vegetation they wish to add to their yard.

Working with a team of professionals will ensure that the drought resistant plants that are used in your Houston landscaping design will perform as you expect them to without losing their vitality or curb appeal in the event of an extended dry spell.
Without getting too technical as to what the term “drought resistant” botanically means, essentially what we are talking about here is the way that the plants respond to the threat of dehydration. In residential Houston landscaping design, we typically use species that feature both dehydration avoidance and a low dehydration quantity.
Dehydration avoidance refers to the ability of vegetation to remain green and maintain its turgidity in the event of low rainfall and summer heat. Many drought resistant grasses have this characteristic, such as Zoysia and Bermuda, which are known to retain their color in the hottest months of August and September. Many ground covers which are also classified as drought resistant plants also have this quality.
Ideally, plants with strong dehydration avoidance should also have a low dehydration quantity. This quantity refers to the minimal amount of water and the frequency that it is needed by lawn grass, drought resistant trees, drought resistant flowers, and drought resistant shrubs. Many plants with a low dehydration quantity can be watered every two weeks or even every month with only a moderate amount of water and still retain their turgidity and color.
The obvious economic benefit to landscaping with drought resistant plants is twofold. On the immediate front, saving on the cost of water represents a sizeable amount of money for the homeowner facing an extended hot, dry summer. Through a custom irrigation system built by Exterior Worlds, only the necessary amounts of water are transported to lawn grass, gardens, and accent softscapes using a delivery system timed to coincide with the needs of the specific plants we install.
Drought resistant landscaping also helps differentiate your home with superior curb appeal, which can increase your property value over the years to come. There are many types of popular garden designs which work extremely well with drought resistant plants. Chief among them are modern gardens and contemporary gardens, which can often be planted using exclusively native species that are ecologically beneficial to our local environment.
Mediterranean landscapes are also known to do exceptionally well with plants accustomed to semi-arid or arid conditions because plants from this part of the world typically have the right blend of dehydration avoidance and low dehydration quantity to make them adaptable to our environment.

Tips about Drought Resistant Shrubs

Drought resistant shrubs offer you low-maintenance curb appeal. Using species that are either native to Texas or non-invasive to our area is ecologically wise. In some ways it helps restore elements of our original, indigenous ecosystem. It also works very well for conservation by requiring Houston residents to use far less water than would normally be needed to maintain their curb appeal during our long, hot summers. To understand what

Elements of Drought Resistant Landscaping

Local interest in drought resistant landscaping has drastically increased since the grueling summer of 2011. Many people lost beautiful trees that were decades old, and everyone’s lawn, garden, and flower beds suffered terribly from the weather. Understanding how this unique approach to Houston landscaping design works, and who to call to have it implemented in your yard, can save both your curb appeal and considerable money when the next drought

Why use Drought Resistant Perennials?

Exterior Worlds can reduce your landscape maintenance by planting drought resistant perennials. These plants specialize in water conservation that allows them to endure long periods of dry weather. Few are actually desert plants in the strictest sense of the term, so they can be used with any number of Houston landscaping designs. Many are also indigenous to Texas and can be used in virtually every part of the yard to

Drought Resistant Grasses

Drought resistant grasses require less water than standard lawn grass. During long periods of hot, dry weather, they are less likely to wilt in the sun and develop brown patches. While it is necessary to deliver some water to the lawn, you will not need to use nearly as much water as people who run their sprinklers every evening. Exterior Worlds normally builds a custom lawn sprinkler system that irrigates

Drought Resistant Gardens

After the drought of 2011, large numbers of Houstonians became very interested in the idea of drought resistant gardens. Many people call us wanting to know what plants they should buy and how they can best design such a garden for themselves. While we do not discourage do-it-yourself gardening across the board, when it comes to something like planting a garden developed specifically for the purpose of withstanding several months with

Tips on Drought Resistant Flowers

Drought resistant flowers save tremendous money on irrigation costs during extended dry spells. The vitality and color they contribute to your yard will maintain your home’s curb appeal during the most brutal months of the summer. While other vegetation in surrounding areas withers, your yard will have a hardy, lively attraction factor that will make it stand out from other properties on your block. Think beyond what you normally

Tips for Drought Resistant Annuals

Most people want at least some flowers in their Houston landscaping design. If you are among this group, consider using drought resistant annuals in some portions of your yard. Perennial blooms will form the foundation for your design which will remain consistent, year after year. Annuals, on the other hand, can be varied each new year as part of a landscape maintenance agreement--adding variety and interest to the curb appeal

Advantages of a Drought Resistant Landscape

A drought resistant landscape is an ecologically sound investment that can enhance your curb appeal with a statement that you care as much about the environment than you do about the good life. As more people become environmentally conscious, this will definitely be a factor in home sales in the future. One of the greatest concerns will be the threat of invasive plant species to local ecosystems. Fifty years ago,

Tips on Drought Resistant Trees

Using drought resistant trees in your yard is one of the best ways to protect your investment in Houston landscaping design. Your home will have much more lasting curb appeal if your trees are healthy, green, and vibrant regardless of weather conditions. It can also save a tremendous amount of money in landscaping maintenance by minimizing the amount of watering your lawn will require during hot summer months with little

Drought Resistant Ground Covers

Drought resistant ground covers are low growth plants that thrive in semi-arid to arid conditions. Some also do very well in varying levels of limited light, making it possible to plant them in areas where even lawn grass has difficulty growing. Every landscape ranging from the formal, to the historical European, such as French, Mediterranean, and Italian, to the contemporary can be richly adorned with both green and flowering ground