One thing nobody likes is the look of a crumbling and wilted garden. A drought-proof landscape gives you a beautiful yard with or without water. In this article, we’ll give you tips on how to create a drought-proof landscape.
Choose native, drought-tolerant plants.
Native plants grow easier and thrive with less to almost no maintenance at all. In Sugar land, look for plants that are native to Zone 8b. Some of these native plants are from the Agave and Yucca families. With these plants, you’re sure to always have a yard brimming with healthy plants that do not need a lot of maintenance.
Replace your lawn planting.
If you have a lawn, chances are it’ll either wilt and brown as you face the dry season or your water bill will go up trying to maintain it. While most homeowners love the sight of a lush and green lawn, having it consume 50 to 70% of your water bill is not a great thing. Ask your landscaping contractor for a lawn alternative which wouldn’t consume as much water or is more hardy and low maintenance.
Put water-loving plants in the shade.
If you can’t help but have a particular plant which needs a lot of water but still can thrive under a shade, then relocate it under a shade. This will reduce its need for more water while still blooming and thriving.
Install a water collection system.
When the rains come in, try and collect rainwater which can be stored away and used when the dry season comes. One simple way of harvesting rain water is through your downspout and gutter system. You can also install a drainage system which is also designed to store rainwater for future use.
With these 4 tips, you can create a drought-proof landscape without increasing your water bill. If you need more tips for a drought-proof landscape, call us today for a free consultation!
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