Aside from the native plants, succulent plants that belong to the crassula family like crasulla portulacea, crasulla capitella, and crasulla tetragona are also very important in the Southwestern landscaping task. These species of plants are usually considered as flowering plants in many months because of its beautiful and healthy green leaves. Other succulent plants like aloe vera, and haworthia correcta are also basic in this dry landscaping type.
These plants grow even more beautiful and healthy with less water; therefore owners get to save a lot of precious water in maintaining the landscape. Also, they get to save a lot of effort and labor fees because there is little need in hiring laborers or doing the task every so often. So it is really best that native plants are used in landscaping than getting exotic ones that aren’t sure to thrive in a different weather and maintaining conditions.
Mexican feather grass, yellow pampas grass, blue oat grass, or purple fountain grass are just some examples of ornamental grasses. Such grasses can live and thrive in extremely arid, dry climates so it is also another good addition to the native plants in designing the Southwestern landscaping. It will be very useful in growing garden beds or walkways.
Aside from that, it will also minimize dust formation that is basically out of the extreme dry weather conditions in the Southwest of America as well as in the same weather conditioned areas around the world. These types of ornamental grasses will also need less water and maintenance; although, you have to cut overgrown ones in a periodic manner to keep the grand and elegant beauty it exudes.
All in all, Southwestern landscaping is far more useful in areas with the same climate conditions as the Southwest of America.