Drought Tolerant Landscaping
Drought tolerant landscaping, also known as drought-resistant landscaping, is technically defined as any greenery, plant life and/or materials requiring little or no water throughout their life to maintain. These living plants are capable of surviving and even growing with a minimum amount of water, rainfall or other sources of moisture for long periods.
Any home or business owner wanting to add some beauty and charisma to their property while avoiding a lot of extra work or maintenance should consider drought-tolerant landscaping. Adding drought-tolerant plants can do more than deliver beautiful low-maintenance plants to any property, they can also lower water usage and thereby decrease monthly water bills significantly. This is especially true for larger installations of drought-tolerant types of landscaping.
In addition to effectively saving on that monthly water bill, another advantage in choosing drought-tolerant plants is the lack of needing to install special irrigation or sprinkler systems upon the property. This benefit is even more noticeable with locations housing a large variety of this type of plant life.
No More Mowing Yay!
More drought tolerant landscaping also means less grass to mow. Any location with a significant amount of this type of plant life will have less grass to cut. This not only means less work for whoever owns the property but also equals less money spent on service or fuel cost maintaining their land.
Bye Bye Bugs
Those choosing to have this type of landscaping installed can also enjoy the benefits of fewer insects and pests affecting the plants themselves. Drought tolerant plants are known for being less infiltrated or affected by insects and disease. This type of plant is more rugged and tough overall than traditional plantings.
No Land Slides
Drought tolerant plants also have deeper roots making the plants more stable on uneven ground preventing landslides and erosion, greatly helping the environment. This is especially helpful when trying to cover slopes, hills and dry creek beds with beautiful plant life.