A water feature near your outdoor living area is a great way to add calm from the soothing sound and coolness from the gentle splash that fills the air.
There are many ways to create a water efficient landscape that will stand up to Sacramento’s scorching summer and water isn’t the only thing you will save! Lower your outdoor water use by using the suggestions below.
Decide how much turf you need- Pets and children need a place to play but sod lawns use the majority of the water used to maintain a landscape. Opt for a smaller lawn even better, try a no mow turf. You will use less water, spend less time mowing and add a soft, natural look to your yard.
Group Plants accordingly- Use tough, heat resistant plants in the larger areas of the yard and save the spots near seating areas, view windows and doorways for the special plants that require more effort.
Upgrade or install a new irrigation system- Take advantage of new technology. Adding matched precipitation rate nozzles on spray systems can reduce water use dramatically. Strategically placed moisture sensors let your valves know when it’s time to go to work! Even more sophisticated, smart controllers use a variety of programmed information. Many water suppliers offer rebates for upgrades. Contact your water district for more information.
Add mulch and don’t over fertilize- Be generous with mulch and add compost regularly. Plants with cooler root systems use less water. When fertilizing, organics are best. They work slowly so the plants don’t sprout tender new growth that requires the plants to take up more water.
Water efficient landscapes can be colorful, comfortable spaces. Taking these simple steps will have you spending more time enjoying your yard and less time taking care of it!
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We were asked to create an exhibit for the Blue Line Gallery in Roseville for the Landscapes show being presented there. Our idea was to show plant material as a structural element and felt the best way to present that was with a living wall. A collection of succulents were placed in a container made especially for vertical gardening then container was bordered with a simple wood frame The frame and container were attached to the corrugated steel to create the look of an outside wall. We added some spring time color with plants and furniture. The vertical garden was well received. We gladly accepted the request by the director to donate the sale of the work to the Gallery.