San Roque Get-a-WayRustic Patio, Santa Barbara
Naturalist, hot tub with flagstone, Stone Fire Pit, adirondack chairs make a great outdoor living space.
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Shrink your water elements. In the traditional desert garden, water is used as the precious commodity that it is — in small focal-point fountains or narrow runnels that carry a trickle of water. For a sandy garden with drought-tolerant plants, I recommend thinking about water elements as small focal points used to create the mood or feeling of water without overwhelming the garden. The tub here is nestled nicely into the flagstone patio and is an appropriate scale for a medium-size yard. Using small water elements in a dry, sandy garden is both an aesthetic and environmental choice. If your sandy garden is in an arid or coastal climate, there is likely a higher evaporation rate from the water body due to high temperatures and strong winds. Keeping the water element small is a way to diminish water loss.More:8 Unthirsty Plants Help you Save Water in StyleThe Simple Secret to Gardening SuccessGardening Solutions for Heavy Clay Soils