When it comes to deciding on a landscaping plan, there are lots of elements to take into consideration. One such element involves being more water-wise around your home. The average household in the U.S. uses about 333 gallons of water per day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That’s 80% more usage compared to the average in Europe. Water-wise landscaping is crucial to preserving our natural resources, protecting our economy and even creating a cleaner, healthier environment. It’s no wonder that water conservation is the most important trend in landscaping. Here are some benefits to convince you to choose water-efficient landscaping designs.
Landscaping for Water Conservation
Did you know that water-wise landscaping can reduce your water use? Most homeowners don’t. Water-wise landscaping is a technique that can double your water savings. It uses water efficiently by incorporating xeriscaping, rainwater harvesting, and the use of drought-tolerant native plants. It can be applied to any landscape but is especially important for landscapes in arid, water-scarce regions. It can be done in any climate, including where it snows. While it is usually most effective and economical on newly constructed landscapes, it can also be applied to established landscapes.
Over the last few decades, water-wise landscaping has emerged as a widely researched, scientifically proven phenomenon. With a water-wise landscape, you can cut your irrigation schedule in half, saving time and money while conserving water and pollution from runoff. It is landscaping that uses little to no water, conserving water, and reducing water waste. Water-wise landscaping practices may be a part of a suburban or urban landscaping project and are incorporated into the design of an irrigation system. It means replacing conventional, water-demanding landscaping with drought and maintenance-free or low-water, water-wise plants and/or grasses. It is a trend that will certainly continue to grow as the drought becomes increasingly worse. This form of landscaping is becoming popular in many areas of the world where water is scarce but necessary for survival.
Does the sound of a stream, the sight of colorful butterflies, or vibrant plants make you feel welcome? Birds, butterflies, and other indigenous animals can call Mediterranean-climate-adapted plants hospitable homes. These types of plants need less input and are more sustainable which makes them ideal for your water-wise landscape. The perfect outdoor living space is one that needs little maintenance, sustains a healthy ecosystem and can provide so many memories, and give us a sense of belonging to the natural world.
Waterwise Landscape is passionate about creating stunning outdoor living spaces and giving you the freedom to enjoy them. At the same time, we strive to make our techniques as environmentally friendly as possible. If you are now convinced to making your landscaping design water-efficient, reach out to us at Bermuda Dunes Landscaping Services and learn how we can transform your outdoor space into a sustainable, healthy, and low-maintenance landscape. Call us now!