With the ever increasing water shortages in different areas of America why wouldn’t you use a cactus landscape? There’s even a term for cactus landscaping or landscaping that saves water; it’s called xeriscaping.
Some important aspects of using cacti landscaping are understanding the many advantages, how to hydrozone, and how to use the cacti correctly in order to have a beautiful garden.
The benefits of having a cactus landscape are overwhelming. Obviously, it saves a lot of water. Secondly, cacti require little care. During times of drought your cactus landscape will survive while others are dying. Having a cactus garden is like having a kid that takes care of himself. I’m not saying that your cactus landscape has to consist on of cactus, there’s a great way to have other plants and still save water called hydrozoning.
As you may already know hydrozoning is when you put plants into groups that have similar watering requirements. This allows you to have a group of your favorite plants and still save a lot of water. In fact it would be best to put these plants in the shade like under a tree. Another good idea is to put these plants at the bottom of a slope so that rain water flows down to them. Now that we have identified good places for our other plants it’s time to start landscaping our cacti.