In light of World Water Day, we wanted to share a few ways you can start saving water around the house – specially around the yard.
We recommend you start with something simple, like planting native succulent plants instead of thirsty plants from out of your area. These tend to thrive in areas with little water, which may make it easier to maintain a beautiful garden without the need for excessive water and maintenance.
Ways to Save Water in Your Yard
However you approach it is up to you and what you’re comfortable with.A few ways to save water in your yard include the following:
- Plant native trees, shrubs, and plants
- Replace your lawn with artificial grass
- Install rocks and stone features
- Replace your sprinkler system for drip irrigation
- Install a rain barrel if you live in an area with some rainfall
- Use containers for your plants
Once you get the hang of it and you’re ready to take it to the next level, you may want to consider something a little more large-scale, like using a water rebate to install artificial grass.
Before, the lawn went right to the edge of the house. The designers replaced the large lawn with a natural area of drought-tolerant native and nonnative plants. To choose the right natives, they also researched local soils to ensure their selections would be in the right spots to thrive.