A xeriscape is not just a garden, but a system that includes water preservation, low water use plants, efficient watering systems, and stunning hardscape elements. The experts at Cropper Landscape & Curbing are Utah County Xeriscape installation pros!
Why should you consider a xeriscape landscape installation? For most of the western United States over fifty percent of residential water used is applied to landscape and lawns. Xeriscape is a system of principles that can reduce landscape water use by 60% or more. These principles integrate design and plan, efficient irrigation, practical lawn areas, proper plant use, mulching and good maintenance.
Efficient water use doesn’t mean changing our lifestyle or living without lawn areas where our children can play. It means reducing water waste, such as improper irrigation, and finding ways to achieve attractive, comfortable landscapes without excess water use. Your landscape is an investment in your comfort and in the value of your property. A good xeriscape will increase your property’s value by as much as 15%.
Xeriscape helps extend water supply. When water use is restricted, inefficient water-thirsty landscapes suffer first. Protect your landscape investment by drought-proofing it. Place your trees, shrubs and perennials in beds that can be effectively watered by drip irrigation.
Drip irrigation promotes healthy plant growth using the right amount of water versus drowning them by turf sprays. Water districts not only restrict the irrigation of turf during drought but also allow proper drip irrigation of trees and plants to protect our urban forests. Water your lawn separately from your beds and water when needed. Adjust your irrigation clocks during cooler times of the year and use rain sensors to prevent over watering when mother nature is at work.