WATER SAVING GARDEN

WATER SAVING GARDEN

A well-designed, water-saving landscape that incorporates H2O-saving devices and techniques can still be a lush and inviting place without the water waste. We all have to do our utmost around the home, and in the yard and garden, to conserve water and use it wisely. Also commonly referred to as “xeriscaping,” water-wise gardens require a few special solutions: lawn replacement, intelligent irrigation, plant selection, shade trees, and layer mulching. They can significantly reduce (but not eliminate) maintenance, and it has been estimated that it can reduce water use by up to 60 percent.
In areas where flooding after heavy rains are a concern, proper rain-scaping is also important. Rain-scaped gardens are designed to channel rainwater from the roof away your house, filtering and cleansing runoff as it is channeled into the ground. They also prevent runoff, which is often filled with chemicals and other pollutants, from entering storm drains, sewers, and, ultimately, nearby lakes, streams, and coastal waters. These designs do not sacrifice form for function, as beautiful water-tolerant plants, such as shrub willows, often thrive in the basin.