Water conservation is essential here in our region. While rainfall levels can ebb and flow, we should never take excess rains or heavy snowfall during the winter for granted. The following are some ways you can cut down on your watering without damaging the beauty of your landscape.
- Use low-water plants. Preferably, select native species that are adapted to our area and won’t require copious amounts of watering during the summer months.
- Group your plants together according to watering requirements. This helps you direct the flow of water and time it so that you aren’t wasting this flow.
- Xeroscape. Rocks, mulch, and other ground cover that requires no watering is also low maintenance. This will not only cut watering expenses, it will also reduce landscaping costs.
- Drain properly. Be sure you don’t have any low spots, or runoff spots that are collecting your water and directing it away from the plants that need it.
- Maintain sprinklers. Keep your sprinklers working properly and aimed appropriately to avoid watering sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, etc.
We invite you to contact Hermes Landscaping for more information about ways you can care for and maintain your landscape throughout the winter months.