Landscaping Ideas for Areas That Receive No Water

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Just because an area in your yard doesn't receive water doesn't mean you can't still landscape there. Landscape in areas that get no water with help from a professional garden designer and landscape contractor in this free video clip.

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Hi. It's Jane Gates from Gates & Croft Horticultural Design. I'm going to talk about how to landscape areas that receive no water. It can be a real conundrum of what you do in areas of your garden where you just don't have any water. And it can get kind of expensive if you want to bring water into those areas. Sometimes they're covered with too much shade, or perhaps they'll have an overhang or sometimes you just don't want to have an area that's watered or it's awkward to get to. Areas that don't get water can be really easy maintenance too. So, it's good to design some of them into your landscape. But how do you make them look interesting? You can design them. You can make them practical. They can become seating areas, you can do patios, you can do all kinds of interesting things. You can even create your own designs. You can use bricks and stones and create pictures on the ground, or you can simply put down flagstones or stepping stones and fill them in with gravel, decomposed granite. You can even cover areas if you want more of a woodland look, with shredded bark or what we call gorilla hair which is great on hillsides and it's a shredded kind of bark that will.. will not slide down your hills real easily. Take a look at all of the wonderful things that you can use that don't need watering. If you look through, I've just got a few sample here that you can look at. These are little kits that give you some demonstration materials. You can see there are rounded pebbles, even decomposed granite. you can find that in different colors to make it kind of exciting. You can also use things like, how about some tumbled glass. That will give some real spark to your garden. Or maybe you just want to use, oh, I don't know, some three quarter inch gravel. There are all kinds of interesting things you can use that will last for a long time, need no watering and you can design patterns, or practical areas or simply just use them for fill in. So, just because you don't have water, doesn't mean that you can't have a lovely garden.

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