If you live in a dry climate and wish to save time and money while increasing the value of your home, you may be wondering if there are any gardening options that are right for you. Fortunately, there’s xeriscaping. It’s a process of landscaping or gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation, and it has many benefits including water conservation, reduction of maintenance, and wildlife preservation. It can also increase the value of your home and enhance the beauty of your yard while lowering your water bill, making it an excellent landscaping choice.
How Xeriscaping Works
Xeriscaping relies on the use of drought-resistant plants and vegetation native to the region you live in to create a beautiful, yet water-conscious landscape. Native plants allow you to have a wide variety of options, going beyond the limitations of yards that conventionally elect for a few aesthetically pleasing cacti. Xeriscaping introduces an entirely new way to populate your yard with vegetation that needs less water while providing more visual appeal, all while saving you money.
Less water is needed to irrigate your plants when xeriscaping is used, thereby saving you money on your monthly water bill. Water is a precious resource, and its conservation should be important to you, your family, and your neighbors. Look for native grasses and plants that will thrive in an environment based around little to no supplemental watering. Xeriscaping ultimately reduces costs by dramatically lower the amount of water needed to support your yard.
Maintenance and Property Value
Xeriscaping also allows you to take a hands-off approach to yard maintenance. Installation of simple irrigation systems make additional watering unnecessary. The need for weeding and pruning will also be minimal because the amount of turf for planting is reduced. All told, the reduction in maintenance, improved water conservation, and enhanced visual appeal can increase your property’s value up to 15%, offsetting the cost of installation.
Use existing plants and vegetation that are indigenous to your native ecosystem, and xeriscaping can be used for almost any landscaping project. Use it on part or all of your yard, regardless of which part of the country you live in. The use of hardy, durable plants in xeriscaping will let you enjoy many benefits to your landscape, adding to the beauty and value of your home and outdoor environment.
If you’re seeking further landscaping solutions, get in touch with Ranchers today. We’re proud to serve Central Texas with not only high-quality fencing, but landscaping as well. Drop us a line today for a free quote!