Currently California is dealing with an extreme water drought, but that doesn't mean that your house can't have some pretty and creative landscaping. Xeriscaping is a landscaping method developed especially for arid and semiarid climates that utilizes water-conserving techniques (as the use of drought-tolerant plants, mulch, and efficient irrigation)
There are so many benefits when having xeriscaping done to your home. Not only is it pretty to look at but it also increases the value of your home which more than offsets the cost of the installation.
Another added benefit is that it really does help conserve water. Usually for most of North America, over 50% of residential water used is applied to landscape and lawns. Xeriscape can reduce landscape water use by 50 - 75%. Since water is minimal when you xeriscape that means that the maintenance of it is also really low.
Another thing that is really great about xeriscaping is that its completely pollution free. Fossil fuel consumption from gas mowers is minimized or eliminated with minimal turf areas. Small turf areas can be maintained with a reel mower. Reel mowers are also relatively affordably priced and are gas free so no fumes or gas will be used when maintaining your xeriscaping. We hope that this post is helpful in deciding if xeriscaping is the best option for you and your home. Feel free to contact us if you are looking for a quote for your home or business at www.environmental-designs.com