One of the most critical considerations for a San Diego garden is watering. With the help of the right watering system and carefully chosen plants, you can not only have an eco-friendly yard but also the beautiful, well-tended space of your dreams.
Also known as drought-resistant plants, these species are chosen especially for their low water use properties. Because they need less water to thrive, they can often survive solely on rainfall without any additional care, or with minimal use of water on a daily or weekly basis.
Choosing water-friendly plants is a smart decision for San Diego homeowners. Because of the huge demands on the water supply, any steps you can take as a home or business owner to lower the use of irrigation for plants is a step in the right direction. Not only do water-friendly plants benefit you from a cost-saving perspective, but they also benefit the city, the state, and the planet as well!
At Juniper Landscape Company, our designers consider two important factors when helping you choose your drought-tolerant plants: your current or future watering system and your current plant population.
If you are already blessed with many drought-tolerant species in your yard, your design may simply include adding delayed or metered watering options. This can be accomplished through installing drip irrigation options or other systems that carefully control the amount of water to your plants. If you have few drought-tolerant species, you have two choices: replace certain plants or plan to use your water as intelligently as possible. Many homeowners opt to keep some of their water-loving plants but use a carefully controlled watering system to ensure that their pants are neither over- nor under-watered.
In some cases, however, it may be wise to replace your plants with more water-friendly species. In many instances, this also has the added benefit of cutting down on the amount of maintenance your yard requires. A simple investment in water-saving plants can give you years of enjoyment and ultimately save you money in watering and maintenance over the life of your yard.
Fortunately, there are hundreds of plant species, many native to our area, that will thrive in low-water conditions. Many of these species are beautiful and fit well into most landscape types. By choosing some of these for your landscaping plan, you do not have to sacrifice beauty for functionality.
At Juniper Landscape Company, we have many years of experience in helping our customers find the right plants and hardscape features for their yards. We are also professionals in determining the best irrigation system, designing and installing it for you. If you want to refresh your yard with drought-tolerant plants and re-envision your water usage needs, Juniper Landscape Company can help! Give us a call today to speak with one of our design specialists and start your own journey toward saving water and utilizing beautiful plantings in your yard.