Looking for drought solutions that add color and character to your yard or garden?
Drought tolerant plants are ideal solutions for adding bright colors and beautiful contrast to any garden. Even gardeners who cope with sunny and dry conditions can fill their gardens with various tough but blooming plants.
Let’s take a closer look.
Annuals are ideal choices for dry and sunny conditions providing a single season of beautiful colors.
Vinca is a brightly colored plant that produces shades of purple, pink, white, and salmon from early summer to winter. Creeping zininia is a short plant that will not grow past 6 inches. However, it can spread out to 2 feet wide. French marigold has an upright growth habit and produces bright yellow, orange, or gold blooms.
This plant thrives very well in hot and dry climates. Gazania is a drought resistant plant that produces bright daisy like flowers. Moss Rose is a desert plant with intense colors that can grow to heights of up to 9 inches.
Many local environmental agencies are now offering homeowners cash to plant artificial grass in their yards.
Artificial grass is drought tolerant and low maintenance and helps homeowners save on their water bills. An important advantage of artificial grass is that they deliver more savings in the long run than succulents and native plants that require much watering.
Planting artificial grass is a sustainable environmental management practice.
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Although most perennials are susceptible to freezing during winter, they make great choices for warmer climates.
Some of the perennials that you can plant in your garden include Bergamot, Lavender, and Vinca major. Bergamot or bee balm produces beautiful bright blooms and a pleasant lemon-like scent. Lavender is another type of perennial plant suitable for hot and dry climates. A Vinca major remains green throughout the year and is a favorite perennial plant among many gardeners.
When looking for a way of rescuing spots in your garden that have been battered by the sun’s heat, consider planting sturdy plants that are capable of resisting dry and sunny conditions.
This will help you turn the bare spots in your garden into lively, beautiful focal points. However, you may need to work compost into the soil and mulch the ground thoroughly after planting. Annuals and perennials are some of the ideal plants for dry and sunny conditions.