Dangers of Excess Water on Xeric Landscapes

Over time, excess water on xeric landscapes can affect the health of drought tolerant plants.  It is estimated that up to 80% of plant death is due to over-watering. Symptoms of drought stress can be similar to those of overwatering.

Drought tolerant plants tend to reduce their growth under low water conditions. This may affect the aesthetics of the plant tricking homeowners into applying more water than necessary in order to “correct” what is seen as symptoms of lack of …