29 May Water-Conscious Landscaping
Your landscaping can say a lot about you, and can greatly affect your home’s curb appeal. When you are landscaping in a dry climate such as Tucson, it’s important to consider what your impact on the environment will be—particularly as it relates to water usage. Conserving water helps the environment and can save you money on your monthly utility bills, making it a smart choice. By choosing an experienced landscaping company, you’ll be able to have a plan that makes sense for your climate as well as your lifestyle. Keep reading to learn about water-conscious landscaping.
Creating a low-water landscaping plan is also known as xeriscaping, and it is a practice that is growing in popularity in the Southwest as well as the rest of the country. Xeriscaping can save you time, energy, and money, though it does require a bit of planning. By working with a local landscaping service, you can come up with a plan that will conserve water and improve the overall look of the outside of your home.
One of the most important aspects of water-conscious landscaping is using native plants. Native plants are already adapted to their climates, and do not require as much water as plants that originate from different environments. If you experience an extended period without rain, or extreme temperatures, these plants are hardy enough that they should be able to withstand these fluctuations. Cacti and other succulents are popular choices in a desert climate, as are certain perennials, which can add color to your landscape.
As you discuss your yard goals with your landscaping professionals, the idea of hydrozoning may come up. Hydrozoning essentially means grouping plants with similar water needs together so that your landscaping is more organized. The plants that use the most water should go closest to the water source for ease of maintenance, while the hardiest plants should be located on the perimeter of your landscaping.
At Santa Rita Landscaping, Inc., we are dedicated to conserving our precious natural resources. Call us at (520) 623-0421 to find out how we can help you design and maintain an environmentally conscious landscape that is still aesthetically pleasing. Visit our website for a look at what we do.