Xeriscaping (often incorrectly spelled zero-scaping or xeroscaping) is landscaping and gardening that reduces or eliminates overwatering through a conventional irrigation system. It is promoted in regions that do not have easily accessible, plentiful, or reliable supplies of fresh water, and is gaining acceptance in other areas as access to water becomes more limited. Xeriscaping may be an alternative to various types of traditional gardening.
The bottom line is that water is Southern California is most precious resource and in danger because of climate change and difficulties with our state meeting demand.
Plus, water seems to be getting more expensive by the day and, according to the EPA, the average American household uses 320 gallons of water per day, over 30 percent of which is devoted to outdoor uses.
Households can cut back on water by implementing xeriscaping, a landscape philosophy that uses water-wise plants arranged in a manner that minimizes water usage.