Have you considered the benefits of using water conservation strategies in your spring/summer landscape design? Not only is this good for the planet and your pockets, you’ll find that increasing the use of native plants also increases the presence of native birds, butterflies, and other wildlife which prefer them to non-native species.
Landscape planning tips for water conservation in Kansas City…
Begin your design by dividing shrubs, hedges, and flowers into three categories: low, medium, and high-water use. Then plan specific zones for each watering requirement. Use high-water zones for entryways or focal points, and limit them to 10% of your overall plan.
Highlight Native Plant Species
Native plant species adapt to their geography and climate, which making them more drought tolerant than many non-native counterparts. Making them the focus of your Kansas City landscape planning reduces water consumption and provides food and shelter for native birds and animals.
Sun or Shade?
Pay close attention to your plants’ sun preferences. Planting a shade-loving plant in full sun will mean extra watering, which is extra water waste. Keep shade-loving plants in their proper environment, reducing overall water consumption.
Contact Hermes Landscaping for more tips on how to conserve water while maintaining a beautiful landscape plan.