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Drought Tolerant Landscapes

Drought-tolerant landscaping, also known as xeriscaping, has become increasingly popular in areas that experience little or sporadic rainfall. The popularity and necessity of these types of installations continues to grow as some regions or cities may receive such little rainfall that water usage is restricted by local ordinances or state laws. In areas such as these a well thought out, drought tolerant landscape plan will stay healthy and attractive while contributing to the water conservation efforts of the community.

Elements of a Drought Tolerant Landscape Design

A great drought tolerant landscape design will usually include aesthetic usage of gravel, river stones, and permeable paving in conjunction with grass, shrubs, trees, and perennials that can live for long periods without irrigation. Although grass can be included, usage is usually kept to a minimum, and grasses that do well in arid conditions such as Zoysia or Bermuda are recommended. The top choices for decorative plants are those that are native to our area and thrived here before modern irrigation was introduced. This includes a surprisingly wide variety of drought resistant plants and succulents.

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Plants that we have tested and had success with throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula, San Pedro and South Bay areas include:

  • Agave
  • Manzanita
  • California Lilac
  • Rockrose
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Sage
  • Verbena
  • Native Grasses
  • Grevillea
  • Myoporum
  • Coyote Brush
  • Lantana
  • Toyan
  • Common Myrtle

We have also had great results using succulents such as:

  • Aeonium Arboreum
  • Euphorbia
  • Aloe
  • Tirucalli
  • Crassula Ovata
  • Echeveria

Attractive Landscaping That Works With Our Unique Climate and Moisture Conditions

SB Landscaping, Inc. has a high level of experience creating unique, visually appealing landscape installations that are designed to look great throughout the year, even in a low rainfall environment. Simply call us at 310-548-1893 or email us at kalan(at) to begin developing an affordable, low maintenance drought tolerant landscape for your home or business.

Our Service Areas: The majority of our work is and around the Palos Verdes Peninsula, South Bay, and San Pedro. However, we capable of providing services from San Diego to San Francisco. Not sure if we service your area? Contact us and we'll let you know!