Intrigued by the idea by not sure of my region for this..
Hi all! I have been considering quite a bit of xeriscaping with just a few areas of higher maintenace/water needing areas that would be closer to my home. My biggest concern though is that we are not always dry here. Do plants that do well in drought conditions also do well when it's wet? For example this summer we have had storms and rain almost every day. But a typical summer would be good rain throughout the spring and then pretty much drought conditions in july and august. Sometimes also in june or sept but not as likely. So if I go with some xeriscaping will they all drown if we have a wet summer? Will they survive a wet spring and then into drought conditions?
I don't mind doing basic maintenance and even watering if we go a long time without rain and they seem to be suffering but I can't water every day over a large front and back yard.
We are building a house and our yard is 100 x 100 feet in the front and about the same in the back. I want a nice 'garden' feel but just don't think I can manage a lot of high water needing plants in our typical summer conditions. It's hot and it's humid and usually goes a couple months without much rain each summer.
Is this do-able for us? And do you have any good web sites you can reccomend on xeriscape plant choices or photos of xeriscaped gardens?
Also, are there any grass choices that need less water?
Thanks a bunch!