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Title: Drought Landscaping Tips that Will Save You Time and Money


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Drought Landscaping Tips that Will Save You
Time and Money
2
Drought-Tolerant
  • You can still save water without letting go of
    your garden.
  • Drought-tolerant landscaping allows you to keep
    plants in your yard all while reducing water use.
  • With few practices in place, you can make sure
    that your garden stays healthy and gorgeous year
    round.

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  • Lets talk about few tips how you can make this
    happen.

4
Rethink Your Lawn
  • Green grass looks great but unfortunately also
    requires tons of water to maintain.
  • If you still have your lawn, consider replacing
    it with drought-tolerant plants or an artificial
    turf.  
  • You can make your outdoor living space as vibrant
    without the natural grass and also a lot easier
    to care for.
  • Search for drought-tolerant landscaping design
    ideas online and youd find several inspirations
    to match your personal preferences with.

5
Go Native
  • Some are reluctant to plant native plants
    thinking theyre boring and dull.
    Drought-tolerant plants such as the California
    Poppy and Lavender can as well bring life and
    color to your yard.
  • Even ornamental grasses that do not grow flowers
    can also add interest to your garden with their
    varying textures and layers.
  • You dont need to limit your choices to imported
    plants as you can also feature native plants that
    have already adapted with the local climate, can
    protect themselves from harmful pests, and can
    thrive with minimal upkeep.
  • Another good thing about California native plants
    is that they dont require use of fertilizers
    which means extra savings for you and reducing
    pollutants making their way to water bodies.

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Water Wisely
  • Give your plants just the right amount of water
    they need. Group them according to their needs
    and make sure to water early in the morning.
  • Water tends to evaporate more quickly in the
    afternoon, which means your plants do not get to
    benefit as much when you water them at this time.
  • Also, consider setting up a drip irrigation
    system instead of dragging around the garden hose
    or using sprinklers.
  • This way, water is delivered straight to the
    roots. You can also check out drip irrigation
    systems that can be set up to automatically turn
    on and off.

7
Mulch
  • Back your watering with mulching.
  • Mulch prevents water from evaporating quickly by
    locking moisture in.
  • They also help prevent weed growth.
  •  

8
Consider Rainwater Harvesting
  • Make maximum use of rainwater by investing in
    rain barrels.
  • This also helps minimize water run-off as you
    direct water right into the soil for your plants
    to benefit from instead of letting them flow into
    the sewage system, and only carrying with them
    more pollutants.

9
Add Outdoor Features
  • Experiment with other outdoor elements that you
    can integrate into your garden such as boulders
    or fountains that recycle water.
  • The varying scale and texture of stones make a
    surprising focal point to your plant bed, while
    an outdoor fountain complements your greens with
    the soft, calming sound of flowing water it
    produces.

10
Check These Out!
  • Drought-tolerant landscaping comes with several
    challenges.
  • Its important to try and test which works and
    which doesnt.
  • Follow these tips to help you get started on your
    water-wise garden project.
  • Also, you can always call for help from experts
    gardeners or landscape professionals near you.
  • For more info, visit site http//www.pacificoutdo
    orliving.com/about-us/ for more details
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