Most Federal Hills property owners are keen on approaches to conserve water. However, rental properties often require attractive landscaping to maintain value and curb appeal. These can look like competing priorities, but with proper planning, it is possible to both save water and have an appealing yard. There are a few methods that you can do to conserve water on your landscaping this spring.
One of the ideal ways to conserve water on your landscaping is to adjust the water treatment of your existing trees and plants. The thought behind great water conservation is to water more efficiently. Leaking sprinkler systems or inefficient sprinkler heads can waste a great deal of water eventually, so it’s critical to have your system inspected and maintained from year to year. Another key element of efficient watering is to direct the water to the roots instead of spraying it into the air. Installing drip heads can help deliver water to trees and plants more easily, saving how much water you need to keep your plants green and healthy.
Another significant aspect of using water efficiently is to water your landscaping at the appropriate time and in the appropriate quantity. Lots of experts suggest watering your lawn and other plants deeply, but just a few times a week. This will help encourage your plants to grow deep roots that can withstand harsh weather conditions. In addition, it is advisable to time your watering for optimal absorption. Before daylight, for the most part, it is the proper time to water to guarantee that the moisture is not evaporating into the air.
If you notice that your Federal Hills properties are still wasting too much water, there are different strategies you can employ. Make certain that the grass and plants used in your landscaping are native to the environment. Because native trees, shrubs, and grass varieties use less water, these plants are already adapted well to thrive in your particular climate. If you’re unsure, go to the USDA website to find your planting zone and a list of plants that will embellish your rental’s yard while using less water.
Using native plants is one more xeriscaping principle, which is a form of landscaping that focuses on reducing water use. Even if you do not like to install a desert landscape into your rental property, you can benefit from some of the best xeriscaping aspects. Start reducing the size of your rental property’s lawn. If your property has large grass areas, you can essentially conserve water use by making the lawn smaller. Creative ways to do so involve adding flower beds around the house or along walkways or fences. These sections can then be covered with mulch or even ground covers to help retain water in the soil, discourage weeds, and provide your landscaping with a clean, professional look.
Using a combination of efficient strategies, it is possible to retain your Federal Hills rental property’s landscaping looking clean and attractive while conserving water all at once. By using less water, you can not only save money on your utility bills but also find a whole new market for your environmentally-friendly rental house. While some of these strategies may require a little time and research, the results are definitely worth the work.
Need more guidance on landscaping? Has maintenance become overwhelming? Real Property Management Metro has a full staff of Federal Hills property managers ready to take over for you. For more information, contact us online or call us at 410-290-3285.
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