Making Your Escondido Landscape Design More Environmentally Friendly
Category: Landscape Design | Thursday, July 31, 2014
The number one thing that you consider during your landscaping project is nature. Nature includes the environment around you. It would be counterproductive to create an Escondido landscape design plan that did more harm to the environment than good.
“Going green” with your home’s features is more than just a trend. It makes your home efficient and saves you money on resources while giving you a feeling of accomplishment. Making your Escondido landscape design more environmentally friendly doesn’t involve much more than conserving your water and energy. This is not only beneficial to the environment, but it is also beneficial to your wallet.
Choose Plants that Require Less Watering
Succulent plants and “water-wise” plants are known of their ability to survive and thrive in desert like conditions. This is perfect when you live in Lower California, and you can go without rain for a long period of time. Succulent plants do not require nearly as much water as regular plants, and they are just as attractive. They are a great feature to add to your garden to give you more control over the amount of water that you use.
Types of Succulent Plants for your Escondido Landscape Design:
- Burro’s Tail
- Aloe Vera Plant
- Christmas Cactus
- Crown of Thorns
- Jade Plant
- Panda Plant
- Pincushion Cactus
Use Mulch and Rocks in Your Garden
Using mulch in your garden can help you conserve a tremendous amount of water. It retains water for your plants, so that you not have to water them as frequently. Mulch and rocks will also keep weeds from growing in your flower beds.
Organic mulch can be purchased and will contribute to making your Escondido landscape design more eco-friendly. Compost, chopped leaves or shredded newspaper can all be used as free alternatives to mulch, but they don’t discourage weed growth as well, and they don’t add to the beauty of your garden like mulch and rocks.
Rain Gardens Are Eco-Friendly Watering
The rain is a natural source of water for your garden. When it rains a lot, you enjoy the fact that you don’t have to spend money on watering your plants every day. But what about the access rainwater that escapes through the storm pipes? What if you could save that water and reuse it on a day that doesn’t have as much rain?
That is exactly what a rain garden does. A rain garden is a watering system that sues water from roofs, sidewalks, drives and other hard features in your garden and uses it to water your plants. Instead of returning this water to the storm drains around your house, the water can return to the ground to help with your garden.