In my garden and park, I have dollar weed with deep running roots and as far as I am concerned they grow with or without water. To eradicate the dollar weed, I would have to use a lot of weed killer and that is out of the question. Too many birds and four legged friends plant their own greenery in my park.
Another method would be to cover the area with black heavy duty plastic a
nd fill in with rocks. Do you know how much rocks cost?
The best way to conserve water would probably be to mix rocks, pebbles, and sand with greenery that is draught resistant as well as salt resistant in a beach setting.
This brings to may way of thinking that shade trees and bushes are indeed needed to protect against the sun, cool down my living areas outside and inside, and fight air, light, and noise pollution.
If the purpose for xeriscaping is to conserve water, it would be prudent for me to rethink the current way I am maintaining the lawn and the garden as well.
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