Grasses, trees, and every plant life used in landscaping can consume a considerable amount of water. During this summer season, the value of water is increased sevenfold. With the heat of the sun concentrated in this particular season, water can be your best friend to help you cool down. Unfortunately, the heat experienced today is none like any other. In California, they are currently experiencing one of their biggest droughts to date. In fact, the sunny state of California is now suffering from drought for four years. Four years can be such a long time and with it comes the scarcity on water. To cope up with this, measures have been raised so that people don’t waste more water. With this, it can be said that our yards and our beloved landscaping will suffer the most.
Luckily, smart landscaping can also help conserve water even without having to sacrifice your lawns and your beautiful green grass. In the state of Utah, one of the most arid states in the US, they make use of water-conscious landscaping measures that has been proven effective in the conservation of water.
If you want a landscape that is much kinder to the planet, then you could follow the tips below.
When water is scarce, you can always make use of the water that falls from the sky. Think of it as recycling. To do this, you must redirect the rainwater accumulated in your roofs to the areas where it can be used to soak the ground or to be kept in cisterns.
2. Wood Mulch
Wood mulch can also be used to soak water into the ground. This could especially work with redirected rainwater as the mulch can help the rainwater infiltrate the ground.
3. Water-wise Plants
Carefully choosing the plants can also help with conserving water. If you choose plants that need less watering like the golden currant or the Nanching cherries, this would mean greater water conservation and less hassle on your side.
4. Sprinkle Systems
If you do not want to waste water, make sure your sprinkler systems produce even patterns. This can be done by placing containers on various sections of the yard then see if they have the same depth.