The xero-gardening arose by the 80s after the droughts suffered in the 70s in the western United States. In the event that large amounts of water are required to survive. However, saving water is not the only objective, with the passage of time, these types of gardens have emerged as the best option for people who want to have ecological green spaces, limiting for example the phytosanitary products, Irrigation remains the most interesting; and is that it is proven that this type of gardens consume a quarter of the water irrigation that consume the conventional gardens.

Keys to the xero-gardening

The most important thing in a xero-gardening is to have an order. We have to organize our spaces in three levels, a dry zone, a moderate watering zone and a humid zone. In the dry zone we will locate the hardest species, those that need less water during the year, plants that withstand droughts without problems. The moderate watering zone has a little more water, especially at the beginning, when the plants need help to spread quickly. Finally we have the wet zone, where it is clear that the river will be bigger; this zone will be the smaller one.

There are also other points to create a xero-gardening. For example, at the edges of the lawn is where more water falls, take advantage of these places to plant more than need to be watered. In addition, it is also a good idea to create shade to protect some plants from the sun. For this plant trees or pergolas. The wind also helps to dry the plants, the US windbreaker permeable for being able to protect your species.

Among the plants that can be cultivated can be chosen as maple, cypress, magnolios, thyme, cactus, marigolds, thoughts, cinnamon, rosemary, almond, oleander, tarragon, hibiscus, common chamomile, lavender, honeysuckle or juniper, among others.