Desert Landscape Design
The desert landscape design is ideal for arid climates of the Southwest. Cacti and succulents are used in this landscape to for diversity and beauty, but also their hardy nature. Choose an area for your desert landscape that receives ample sunlight and has a slight elevation for drainage. Coarse soil is best for cacti drainage. Natural stone is a great border for desert landscapes and gravel makes an excellent ground cover to secure soil. Desert theme landscapes are low maintenance as the plant life does not require a good deal of water.