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How to Conserve Water on your Landscaping This Spring

Professional Installing Irrigation System in Xeriscape GardenVarious Greeley property owners are working on ways to conserve water. But rental properties must also have attractive landscaping to maintain value and curb appeal. These may seem like competing priorities, but with the proper knowledge, it is possible to both save water and have an attractive yard. There are numerous approaches that you can use to conserve water on your landscaping this spring.

One of the effective ways to conserve water on your landscaping is to adjust how you water your existing trees and plants. The idea behind good water conservation is to water more efficiently. Leaking sprinkler systems or inefficient sprinkler heads can waste plenty of water after a while, so it’s vital to have your system inspected and maintained from year to year. Another big part of efficient watering is to direct the water to the roots rather than spraying it into the air. Installing drip heads can help deliver water to trees and plants more efficiently, saving how much water you need to keep your plants green and healthy.

Another essential aspect of using water efficiently is to water your landscaping the proper amount and at the right time of day. The majority of experts suggest watering your lawn and other plants deeply, but just a few times a week. This will help encourage your plants to grow deep roots that can withstand harsh weather conditions. Furthermore, it is recommended to time your watering for optimal absorption. It is the right moment to water before sunrise, for most areas, in order to ensure that the moisture is not evaporating into the air.

If you think that your Greeley properties are still consuming too much water, there are other strategies you can implement. Be sure that the grass and plants you use in your landscaping are native to the area. Using native trees, shrubs, and grass varieties uses less water because these plants are already suited well to thrive in your particular climate. If you are doubtful, you can search the USDA website to see your planting zone and a list of plants that will embellish your rental’s yard while demanding less water.

Using native plants is another xeriscaping principle, an approach to landscaping that focuses on reducing water use. Even if you don’t want to install a desert landscape into your rental property, you can still use some of the most beneficial xeriscaping aspects. Try limiting the size of your rental property’s lawn. If your property has large grass areas, you can effectively conserve water use by making the lawn smaller. Creative ways to do this involve adding flower beds throughout the house or along walkways or fences. These areas can then be covered with mulch or even ground covers that will help retain water in the soil, discourage weeds, and give your landscaping a clean, professional look.

With a combination of intelligent strategies, you can keep the Greeley rental property’s landscaping looking clean and attractive while conserving water simultaneously. By consuming less water, you can not only save money on your utility bills but also discover a whole new market for your environmentally-friendly rental house. While some of these strategies may necessitate some time and research, the results certainly deserve the effort.

Need more guidance on landscaping? Has maintenance become overwhelming? Real Property Management of the Rockies has a full staff of Greeley property managers ready to take over for you. For more information, contact us online or call us at 970-658-0410.

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