Create Your Dream Outdoor Space with Smart and Sustainable Xeriscape Landscaping

Cutters Landscaping is an experienced outdoor landscaping company offering residential customers a creative, modern, and eco-friendly solution to garden improvement through xeriscape landscaping.

What is Xeriscape Landscaping?

Xeriscape landscaping — or, xeriscaping — is a style of landscaping that requires no irrigation and virtually no maintenance — making it perfect for the heat of Central Texas. The word xeriscape is a combination of landscape and the Greek prefix xero-, meaning ‘dry,’ so a xeriscape is a dry landscape. Because xeriscaping eliminates the task of watering plants or being reliant on rain, it is also referred to as ‘water-conserving landscaping,’ ‘drought-tolerant landscaping,’ and ‘smart scaping.’

How to Create a Beautiful and Inviting Xeriscape Garden

The practice and art of xeriscape landscaping allows homeowners in arid, dry areas or environments otherwise unsuitable for traditional landscaping to utilize and beautify their outdoor space. Our services will allow you to enjoy all the wonders of the beautiful desert by creating your very own custom xeriscape backyard oasis.

One of the principles of xeriscape landscaping revolves around appropriate plant selection. While many plants require fairly regular watering, the plants used in xeriscaping are hearty and thrive in dry climates. Many of these plants are native — ones originating in this particular region and are optimally suited to this climate — while the others are adapted — ones that have been cultivated and bred specifically to tolerate little to no water.

By selecting native and adapted plants for your xeriscape landscaping, you can enjoy beautiful flowering plants, shrubs, and trees year ’round without draining either your pocketbook or our local water reserves. Typically, native and adapted plants, once established, require less water. Even during our hottest summers, these plants will continue to thrive and bloom.

How to Create a Beautiful and Inviting Xeriscape Garden

One of the principles of xeriscape landscaping revolves around appropriate plant selection. While many plants require fairly regular watering, the plants used in xeriscaping are hearty and thrive in dry climates. Many of these plants are native — ones originating in this particular region and are optimally suited to this climate — while the others are adapted  — ones that have been cultivated and bred specifically to tolerate little to no water.

 

By selecting native and adapted plants for your xeriscape design, you can enjoy beautiful flowering plants, shrubs, and trees year ’round without draining your pocketbook or our local water reserves. Typically, native and adapted plants, once established, require less water. Even during our hottest summers, these plants will continue to thrive and bloom.

 

Some of the common types of plants used in xeriscaping include:

  • Red Yucca
  • Texas Sage
  • Texas Redbud
  • Trailing Lantana
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Purple Heart
  • Desert Willow

The Principles of Xeriscaping

Traditional xeriscaping follows seven principles:

 

  • Plan and Design Creation
  • Soil Augmentation
  • Appropriate Plant Selection
  • Efficient Irrigation
  • Mulch Incorporation
  • Turf Area Limitation
  • Maintenance Reduction

Is Xeriscaping Right for You?

Xeriscape design offers a unique appearance and several benefits for your time, your budget, and for the environment. If you like the look of succulents, cacti, non-succulent perennials, and ornamental grass, then xeriscpaing may be the solution. Even more noteworthy than it’s uniquely Texan appearance are the sustainability factors. Xeriscaped yard help to:

 

Reduce Waste

 

Xeriscaping can reduce landscaping water usage by 50% to 75% because it does not require constant watering like landscapes that are primarily turf.

 

Reduce Maintenance

 

Water requirements are low and pruning and weeding are only necessary on occasion, since the plants used in  xeriscape design naturally thrive in the area.

 

Eliminate Fertilizer

 

With plants that naturally thive in Texas climate, you eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers. Simple organic soil is the only supplement needed to help maintain a health xeriscpaed lawn.

 

Reduce Pollution

 

Gas powered lawn mowers are not only loud, but they also pollute the air. Without the need to mow your lawn, you’ll be helping to cut back on pollution. 

 

Reduce Costs

 

Between a significant drop in water usage and a limited need for maintenance, Cutter’s xeriscaping can help you save money in the long run.

 

Improve the Look of Your Lawn

 

Dead grass and dead plants are a sight for sore eyes. With plants that naturally thrive in Austin, you won’t need to worry about your home’s landscape design.

Get Ideas for Your Xeriscape Landscape

In Texas, xeriscapes are a fun and easy way to increase the value of your home with very little effort or cost. Take a look at the gallery section on our website to get a better feel for our previous design work and help spark some ideas for your own custom xeriscape garden.

Set Your Landscaping Project in Motion

Cutters Landscaping is ready to create unique xeriscape landscaping projects for residential customers in our service area in Texas:

  • West Lake Hills
  • Tarrytown
  • Bee Cave
  • Lakeway

Contact Cutters Landscaping

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Your local xeriscaping experts. Let us show you how we can transform your outdoor space into a self-sustaining, low-cost oasis.










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