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Keeping Your Yard Drought-Friendly

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 29 July , 2015

Recent rains have lifted the greatest fears of the past few years regarding droughts, but the decline in water levels has focused the attention of southern Californians on the possibility of future shortages. If you are among those who are beginning to think of ways to keep your yard drought-friendly, Juniper Landscape Company in San Diego has some tips to help you.

  • Focus on hardscape. By placing a beautiful walkway of brick or natural stone, you take up some of your ground space that might be devoted to grass or plants with inanimate objects that do not require water. You also create beautiful and functional additions to your yard. Besides hardscape, you should also think about integrating benches, trellises, pergolas and other structures.
  • Fall in love with gravel. Making an investment in a beautiful pebble or stone to fill in larger spaces is a great choice if you want to conserve water. Not only does gravel help you avoid thirsty grass areas but it also holds moisture close to plants, allowing you to water less often.
  • Stagger blooms. If you have to water plants year round, be sure to choose varieties that bloom at different times. Dormant plants require less water, so staggering your blooms may reduce your overall water usage even if you must water throughout the year.
  • Choose the right plants. While succulents are obvious choices for drought-friendly yards, there are many other types of plants that can survive on a minimum of water and still look great. Group these plants in interesting clusters to bring attention to the variety of your yard.
  • Cut down on size. If you yearn for a bit of grass, do not deny yourself; just cut down on the amount. Instead of a full quarter acre of grass, isolate a small green space that you can water easily using a hand-held hose or a small sprinkler.
  • Time your sprinklers. Be sure that you automate your watering as much as possible, but also invest in systems that cut off when it is raining.

With these and other tips from the experts at Juniper Landscape Company in San Diego, you can build a drought-resistant yard that is both beautiful and functional. Contact us today for more tips on bringing drought tolerant plants into your yard as well as handling your hardscape and other issues. Juniper Landscape Company is ready to work with you to create the yard of your dreams, no matter what type of landscaping you need.

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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