Desert residents are well-versed in the importance of water conservation—as well as the burden of a steep water bill. At times, however, it can be difficult to discern the best (and most cost-effective) methods to conserve water. Luckily, an experienced landscaper can help you cut water usage and save money, all while having the best-looking yard on the block.
Ensure Proper Water Usage
Everyone knows that plants need water. The amount, however, is a different story. Too little water will cause your garden to crumble away, while using too much will drown the roots and wilt the leaves, not to mention raise your water bill and damage the environment. Your landscaper can tell you exactly how much water your specific plants will need, as well as how much water will need to be replaced due to evapotranspiration (the evaporation of water through a plant’s leaves).
Xeriscaping is simply a fancy term for the promotion of water conservation in professionally landscaped areas. Your landscaper can use xeriscaping to optimize your garden’s water usage, saving you the cost of a high water bill. There are several techniques landscapers will use in their designs to encourage water conservation, such as improving the quality of the soil, installing efficient irrigation systems, and laying down mulch to keep plant roots cool.
Provide Expert Guidance
A landscaper will also advise you on the best plants for your area. Unfortunately, some common favorites are actually water guzzlers. For example, bluegrass turf is quite ubiquitous, but it requires much more water than other local options. Your landscaper will be able to tell you exactly which plants will thrive in your garden.
Conserve water and save money by contacting Complete Landscaping at (520) 323-8918. Our experienced, professional team can help you lower your monthly water bill and protect the environment at the same time.