It is a proven fact that most grasses tend to thrive in areas where they get direct sunlight for a few hours every day. Several grass species are known to tolerate partially shaded areas too; some of them can even tolerate drought situations where other plants cannot survive. If you live in a drought-prone area, the best option for you is to adopt a low maintenance landscape whereby you fill your landscape with grasses that thrive both in shade and drought.
Low-maintenance landscaping revolves around the use of native shrubs, trees, and flowering plants as the key elements in your landscape architecture. Adopting drought tolerant landscaping not only makes things easier on the gardener, but also on the environment as well. Drought-tolerant landscapes not only significantly lower the water bill incurred from watering the landscapes, for some property owners who are qualified, it makes them eligible for rebates from the public utility company they patronize.
Concerning the long-term maintenance, they are less demanding and usually grow with less water, especially during the hot summer months. Drought-tolerant landscapes are more tolerant to drought than conventional landscapes so that your garden will still be lush and green even in times of water shortages. Drought-resistant herbs require very little supplementary irrigation or special attention once they are planted in the garden. With a little bit of site preparation and adequate mulching on the part of the gardener, the drought tolerance of the herbs on the landscape can be improved. Mulching saves soil moisture and reduces the need to water the plants by keeping the ground moist.
For people who live in areas where there are excessive heat and rainfall is sparse, finding the right native grasses and flowers that will thrive in your area can be a major challenge. While one species of plants thrive in a particular drought-prone region, it might fail to flourish in another. So, the choice of plants for your garden should not be left to chance.
For us at All in One Landscapes, installing drought tolerant gardens is a routine job that we perform for our clients. We will research and find the most suitable ornamental grasses, native plants and perennials for your garden landscape that will be compatible with the weather conditions of your home region.
Once you contact us to install a drought tolerant landscape on your property, our representative will conduct a preliminary site inspection during which all the exact locations of your underground cables for electricity, water and telephone will be marked and delineated. The same process is also applied to your irrigation system if one is already installed. We also examine the drainage system of the property as it affects the choice of ornamental plants to be used on the landscape. This step is usually followed by a soil test to analyze the pH and nutrient levels of the soil. Soil with a high percentage of organic matter tends to reduce the need to water the plants because organic matter absorbs water quickly after the rains and slowly release it to the surrounding soil.
Once you receive a quotation for the installation job and agree to our terms, our crew will begin the installation process without delay. If there is no irrigation system in place, our team at All in One Landscapes can install a drip irrigation system on such landscapes for easy irrigation of the plants during drought and water shortages. We have a wealth of experience in the landscaping industry when it comes to offering service such as tree trimming, debris removal, recreational park maintenance, hotel lawn care maintenance, commercial landscape services, residential landscapes services, landscape irrigation, complete yard installation and so much more.