The sight of a lovely garden is something that we all love looking at. While many places in the world are perfect for growing plants there are a few places in the world where this can be somewhat of a difficulty. One such place would be that of a desert. Now even though growing a garden in a desert is problematic you can still have fantastic looking desert landscaping to provide a spectacular backdrop to your garden and home.
With desert landscaping the main items you need to keep in mind are the terrain you will be working with, the plants you can grow and the climate the garden is subject to. These are very important aspects to consider as you need to have all of these working well if you are to have a healthy looking garden. Now the first part of planning your desert landscaping is to choose the type of landscape look you want.
You could choose to have a small cactus garden in one section of your desert landscaping. Since cacti grow well in deserts you should be able to find a goodly selection of these plants either for sale or growing near your garden. Since cacti are by nature prickly plants with lots of thorns you should choose the cacti and the place where you will grow them with some care.
While you will find that having a cactus garden an attractive addition to your garden these are not the only plants that you can have. You will find that certain types of ferns will grow quite well in your newly designed desert landscape. Now if the idea of having an entire garden done in a landscape look is not one that you can stand, then all that you need is to give a small section a desert landscaping look.
Even though water is scare in a desert you can make small modifications to your “desert”. With the addition of water you can make certain that your desert landscaping will continue to flourish. This idea will of course not appeal to purists of desert landscapes but it can help to give you a semi arid garden look.
With desert landscaping the main items you need to keep in mind are the plants that you will be using. These plants can be used alternatively with large stones and boulders. You can even think about using small cactus plants which are planted in hidden pots. While these are all ideas for desert landscaping looks there is an endless amount of landscaping ideas that are all open to you.