If you live in California or across the Southwest US, you need to think about conserving water when you plan your landscaping. Here are four tips to help you create a beautiful yard without draining the area’s precious water supply.

  1. Use Native and Desert – Local plants are used to drought conditions. Along with other desert plants, you can create a beautiful landscape that won’t turn brown and die at the first sign of a long, dry summer.
  2. Use Mulch and Compost. – Compost helps to keep the area around your plants and trees from drying out. Mulch is a nice way to cover up the compost to create a more attractive appearance for the landscape.
  3. Limit Lawn Areas. It takes a lot of water to keep grass alive and basically it just serves as a ground cover, so rather than waste water keeping a large lawn alive, limit grass areas. Try to use more dessert grasses that don’t require as much water. You can also do a lot of beautiful things in the yard with rock, sand, stones, bricks, and other materials.
  4. Capture Rainwater. – When it does rain, control where the water ends up with a rainwater capturing system. Then direct that rainwater to care for the trees and shrubs that need it most.

Landscape Consultation Services from West Coast Trees

From small private yards to large commercial properties, West Coast Trees offers landscape consultation services that allow you to take advantage of our extensive knowledge of palm trees and desert plants. To get started on your landscaping project, call us today at 619-518-9507, or submit our online contact form.