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Drought-Friendly Landscape Options for San Diego Landscape

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 3 March , 2021

One thing that San Diego residents understand is the need to conserve water.  Our city and region often feel the effects of droughts, and in 2015 the residents of San Diego were able to cut water use by 20 percent, leading the way for our state in smart water conservation activities

One key aspect of a water conservation plan is to incorporate native plants that are drought-resistant.  Juniper Landscape Company has experts who can help you choose the perfect plants for your home or business that will offer you beautiful results while, at the same time, allowing you to do your part in conserving water for future generations.

How Can I Get Drought-Resistant Plants Into My Yard?

Planning a drought-friendly yard is not just a matter of choosing low-water plants, although that is a part of the process.  It starts with a plan to carefully prepare your space to maximize function and minimize water loss.

One way to minimize the loss of water is to cut down on the open ground.  By grouping plants carefully, we allow you to have lovely “beds” or plantings that, in reality, serve dual functions.  The plants complement each other in size, shape, and color while also covering the ground so that water evaporation is minimized.

Another simple trick to making your yard drought-friendly is to add a water feature.  While this may seem counter-intuitive, a water feature can actually cut down on the need to water your plants regularly.  For example, a small waterfall feature can be designed to gravity feed into a pool where water-friendly plants are grown.  A pump then moves the water back to the starting point.  This provides beauty and interest to your yard and removes the need for constant refilling of watered areas.

One of the most important things you can do for your drought-friendly yard is to pick the right plants.  Good drought-resistant gardens are full of plants that use relatively little water and stand up to harsh conditions while maintaining their health and beauty.  Depending on your needs, you may also want heat-resistant varieties, although many San Diego homes and businesses are able to use a wide range of drought-tolerant plants.  Choosing the right plants will not only provide you with a landscape that conserves water but will also give you the curb appeal you want in a beautiful San Diego home or business.

When choosing the best plants for your drought-resistant garden, it helps to have the support of professionals like those at Juniper Landscape Company.  For years, we have helped San Diego residents create beautiful yards and landscapes using the most functional ideas.  We can help you create the perfect landscape that provides you with beauty and enjoyment while, at the same time, honors the commitment we all have to conserve water for the good of all in our area.  Contact Juniper Landscape Company today for more information on how we can help you develop your own drought-resistant landscape plans.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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