How to Save Water with Xeriscaping
Choose Native Plants
The key to Xeriscaping is to choose plants that are appropriate for your local climate. For example, if you live an arid area, select plants that are drought-tolerant.
Efficient irrigation is an essential part of Xeriscaping. You can help get water closer to the roots of the plants by using a soaker, hoses, drip irrigation systems or even watering by hand. Setting up “irrigation zones” can also be helpful.
Additionally, using water during low water-use hours is ideal, especially in the early morning as this helps to minimize water loss due to evaporation.
Other Water Saving Tips
One water saving tip is to use mulch, such as wood chips or cobble rock, around your plants. This helps reduce evaporation and keep soil cool.
Setting the mower on high and leaving the grass clippings on the lawn can also help to shade the soil and reduce evaporation.
Another water saving tip is to use a rain barrel to collect the rainwater that falls on your roof. You can do this by simply placing a container under your downspout to capture the rainwater. You can then use this water to water your lawn and garden without running up your water bill.
Plan and Design
Every good landscape begins with a plant that maps out water saving strategies, plants and hardscapes appropriate for the regional climate and microclimate. Xeriscaping is possible both on a new landscape or retrofitted to an existing one.
Our Xeriscaping team here at Agscapes Landscaping can help you plan and design the perfect Xeriscape for your lawn. Contact us with the link below for more information or to get started on your next Xeriscaping project today!