Get Do It Yourself Xeriscape Garden Design. For one thing, you don't have to restrict yourself to native plants. By definition, xeriscaping is landscaping geared to dry climates where little irrigation is available.
Yes, the dog park is wonderful and well used but we walked all around the xeriscape garden and things do not look cared for, signs are missing and there. It doesn't look like any attention is being paid to this outstanding area; A properly designed native garden looks like a formal park or clean, weed free, native ecosystem.
I spent the weekend xeriscaping my side yard, and i can honestly say that while it was very hard work, i truly enjoyed the process.
I'm adding some finishing touches tonight, and i'm looking for a little bit of inspiration. Whether your new to gardening, or a seaoned expert, you'll find plenty of inspiration. I do know what it is. The fundamental element of xeriscape design is water conservation.