Landscaping enhances your enjoyment of your outdoor space and adds serious curb appeal to your property. However, maintaining it can require significant water usage. In an effort to conserve water and commit to a greener lifestyle, homeowners have become increasingly interested in ways that they can have the landscaping they love while scaling back the amount of water used to sustain it. The good news is that is really is possible to have beautiful landscaping without consuming an excessive amount of water. These strategies will help you create an outdoor space that is as eco-friendly as it is inviting.
Don’t Fight Your Environment
The landscaping that will be easiest to maintain and that will demand the least amount of water is landscaping that makes use of grass, plants, and trees that are indigenous to your area. When you choose landscaping features that work with your environment, you don’t have to waste water on fighting to make them thrive in places that they are not intended to grow. In Arizona, drought-resistant plants can play an important part in designing landscaping that works with—not against—the regional environment.
Xeriscaping is a style of landscaping in which little to no watering is necessary. Committing to xeriscaping means using drought-resistant plants and hardscaping features, so that any watering you have to do is minimal. You can use xeriscaping in your entire outdoor space or follow the principles in part of your yard to cut back on your water use.
Water More Efficiently
Many people water with sprinklers, but up to a third of the water from sprinklers evaporates before it can quench your landscaping. Giving your plants a heavy soaking of water periodically rather than running sprinklers daily will ultimately lead you to use less water.
At Complete Landscaping, our team can help you design and maintain a water-efficient outdoor space. As certified water auditors in Tucson, we are experts in managing water use. Learn more about our services by calling (520) 323-8918.