Xeriscaping is a great way to beautify your landscape while saving costly water expenses and helping our environment. It starts with proper irrigation, drip lines are utilized to get the correct amount of water directly to the root ball of trees and plants ensuring water is not wasted. Installation Tips for Water-Wise Landscaping: Soil preparation: take a soil test or consult with local experts to determine soil preparation for each area of your yard and for that area’s uses. Amend to depths recommended with additional topsoil, peat moss, or compost. Install efficient sprinklers and well-designed systems for appropriate uses for each are of the yard. Correct drainage for diversion and movement out of yard as intended in the builder’s plans. Install plants appropriate to each area of the yard for its intended purpose.
Easy Ways to Save Water out Doors: Wash your car at a commercial car wash that recycles water. Don’t use water to clean walks and driveways. Incorporate xeric landscape principles into your yard. Be water-smart. Consider drip irrigation systems around trees and shrubs. Keep landscapes free of weeds as weeds are water thieves and will rob your plants of water and nutrients.