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Save Water with These Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Tips

Save Water with These Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Tips

by Proforma Construction, July 25, 2019

Try out these drought-tolerant landscaping tips in your yard.

If you live in an area that is prone to drought, then saving water is in your best interest.  While there are many ways to conserve water, one of the best things that you can do is reduce the amount of water you use on your landscaping, lawn, plants, and so on.  You can accomplish this by practicing these drought-tolerant landscaping tips in your yard.

  • Choose the Right Plants

To cut down on the amount of water you use in your yard, you need to choose the right plants.  Start by selecting a variety of plants that are native to your area.  Because these plants are used to the climate, they can stand up to the heat and can survive on less water.  You should also consider planting things like cacti, succulents, and other plants that typically do not require much watering.

  • Ditch the Grass

A key feature in many drought-tolerant landscapes is the absence of grass.  Instead of planting grass that requires a lot of water and upkeep, consider using things like stones and pavers, mulch, sand, and gravel as ground cover.  These non-living elements will obviously save you water and can add a unique touch that makes your yard stand out.

  • Water Responsibly

When you do go to water your plants, it’s important that you do it in the early morning and evening when temperatures are at their lowest.  This will ensure that water doesn’t simply evaporate under the hot sun.  If you want to take an extra step, then collect your shower or bathwater and use it to water your plants and yard.  This is a responsible and eco-friendly way to make the most of your home’s water usage.

Try out these drought-tolerant landscaping tips in your yard to save water.  Are you looking for assistance with a commercial construction project this summer?  If so, then contact your Pleasanton contractor at Proforma Construction.   Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.