How Strategic Landscaping Can Employ Water Conservation Steps

Chris Jamieson Lawn Care

Several factors go into the planning and executing of a landscaping job. Aesthetic, plant and walkway insertions and the addition of water features are just some of the many possibilities. One aspect of landscaping that you might want to think about for your upcoming project is water conservation. At Lawn Connections, we want to draw up and carry out plans that not only beautify the exterior of your home but also take water conservation steps to help save the planet we are so passionate about.

The Pressing Need to Conserve Water

Less than 1 percent of the Earth’s water is drinkable. Over the next couple of decades, demand for water is projected to increase by 40 percent. In several areas of the world, people already do not have access to clean water, and the problem will only worsen unless water conservation steps are taken. These measures are put in place in the hopes of preventing water shortages worldwide as well as to help mediate existing problems such as erosion of land and water pollution. Every step taken locally, even through water-efficient landscaping in Keller, can have an impact on the global issue.

How Landscaping Techniques Can Help With Water Conservation

Xeriscaping, a method of systematically employing water conservation strategies, is more than just gravel and cactuses. Here are some of the possible techniques you should consider when planning your next landscaping project.

  • Strategically select and zone plants that will flourish in your microclimate
  • Limit areas with bluegrass turf that require a lot of extra watering
  • Use of mulch to minimize evaporation
  • Use efficient irrigation
  • Focus on soil Improvement

All of these landscaping water conservation steps work to lessen the need for water and use the required water more efficiently. For more information on how Lawn Connections can help you conserve water with our landscaping techniques, contact us at 817-769-6950.