One of the main features and highlights of the operation and maintenance of a dry garden, lies in better and more efficient use of water. As we all know, water is a resource that has become scarce, so one of the ideas that we can highlight the dry gardens, is the best use and water use, disposal or learning not to abuse it. Among the species of plants suitable for dry gardens, are Mediterranean species and the normal flora in warm climates. These species support high temperatures, in addition to extended periods without the need for irrigation, adapting and surviving rainwater.
In periods of drought, irrigation should run on our own. There are appropriate systems such as drip irrigation or drip irrigation. These forms do not save or economize irrigation water, but to better control their use, not wasting it or abusing it.
The best species of plants for dry gardens
There are different species and varieties of plants suitable for cultivation in dry gardens. We will recommend different plants according to general characteristics. Trees are a very good choice, and help it function properly on the composition of the garden, offering a little shade and cooler temperatures.
The banana, olive, elm, cedar and Acacia are good choices. Also fruit trees such as plum and persimmon, citrus and palm trees. Furthermore, the bushes are a variety of vegetation also optimal for dry gardens.
The Bougainvillea, the Bignonia, azalea, oleander and the Chaplet, are some of the options that besides shrubs adapted to hot climates flourish. The thyme and rosemary require less water than shrubs mentioned above.
Finally, within the framework of the flowers suggest the following: the Begonia, the Wallflowers, calendula, geranium and lily.