No matter how much rain you get, you still want to conserve as much water as you can. Conserving now means that you’d have more water later, if drought were to hit again or an existing drought were to become worse. Landscaping takes up the majority of the water used at a typical home, so adding drought-resistant plants and other landscaping like artificial turf cuts down significantly on the amount of water that you need to use.
Use Native Plants
Plants that are native to the area in which you live are better able to handle the environmental conditions they encounter, including drought. In essence, the plants are used to the drought/rain cycle and can survive without a huge amount of water, though you may need to provide a minimal amount of supplemental water if there’s no rain. Local garden centers will be able to supply you with native plants that will grow well even in water-restricted conditions.
Install Rock Gardens
If you’re not partial to plant life, you may be interested in trying out a rock garden.
Rock gardens don’t require any maintenance or water, so this landscaping option relieves you of the weekly chores and dramatically reduces how much water you use each month.
Installing a rock garden, with rocks artfully placed in designs, helps protect the soil underneath them from hot sunlight. The soil dries out less and does not become blowing dust on a windy day.
One of the big sacrifices that people think they have to make if they switch to drought-resistant landscaping is the lawn. Grass does tend to suck up quite a bit of water, but if you place artificial turf in your yard, you’ll have a green lawn that does not need to be watered except to clean it off occasionally.
If you don’t want a huge lawn, but instead want only smaller pieces, liquidated turf might be a suitable choice. This is turf that is either used but not worn, or it’s the remnants cut from other turf that was trimmed to fit another piece of land.
Drought-resistant landscaping lets you maintain a nice yard even when water supplies are low. With native plants, rock gardens and artificial turf, you can create an oasis regardless of rainfall.