Last updated 6 years ago
Desert landscape designs are typically implemented in extremely arid climates with very low levels of annual rainfall. Compacted soil, usually hard clay and watertight adobe, make a xeriscape style planting design the most ideal. Xeriscapes include a variety of native plants that survive on just the small amount of rainwater received to create a beautiful garden that is full of life in a barren environment.
We used to have Palo Verdes in both front & back yards, & we loved them. I love the ones with the profuse yellow blooms that fall & make a carpet around them. Ours succumbed to PaloVerde Beetles. If we had room, I would love to have another one. If a tree died or if we had to remove one , for instance.