What A Drought-Tolerant Landscape Means For Your Walletdrought-tolerant, landscaping, gardening
Any landscape can be designed to conserve or even eliminate water usage in times of drought, yet the average homeowner wastes precious resources through the irrigation of traditional lawns.
The year-round sunny weather makes living in Los Angeles almost like living in paradise, except when it comes to landscaping. Some of the biggest challenges LA homeowners face is knowing how to tackle any kind of outdoor space on their property, whether front yard or backyard, especially how to keep it personal while still being sustainable and eco-friendly.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), nearly 9 billion gallons of water is used for residential outdoor use, primarily for landscape irrigation, which amounts to about 30 percent of total residential water use. But a sustainable landscaping design can dramatically reduce water usage while creating a healthy, California-friendly residential environment.
Drought-tolerant landscapes stand up to the local climate and retain a stunning effect, while making it easy to save water as well as keep maintenance and costs to a minimum without sacrificing beauty. By utilizing drought-tolerant landscaping options, such as pavers, decomposed granite, mulch, and golden gravel, you can take your landscape from H2O-wasteful to ecologically sustainable.
By choosing from a wide array of California plants, you can design a yard that reflects an authentic California setting while emulating your personal style.
The best part is you'll save in the long run, as while investing in water-saving landscaping you get the opportunity to not only enjoy your outdoor space but also to save yourself up to 75% of their monthly landscaping water bill. More environmentally friendly landscaping requires less water usage to maintain, translating into long-term savings.
Flores Artscape owners and husband and wife team Rumaldo and Miriam Flores lead a team of landscaping experts who provide quality consultations on the proper plants and landscaping design options to use, as well as water-saving irrigation methods for ecologically and economically friendly landscaping options for homeowners across LA.