Numerous Liberty property owners are looking for creative approaches to conserve water. However, rental properties must also have attractive landscaping to maintain value and curb appeal. These may appear to be competing priorities, but with strategic research, you can save water while also having a beautiful yard. There are a number of things that you can do to conserve water on your landscaping this spring.
One of the simplest ways to conserve water on your landscaping is to change the way you water your existing trees and plants. The idea behind great water conservation is to water more efficiently. Leaking sprinkler systems or inefficient sprinkler heads can waste tons of water eventually, so it’s vital to have your system inspected and maintained from year to year. One more important factor of efficient watering is direct the water to the roots rather than spraying it into the air. Installing drip heads can help deliver water to trees and plants more effectively, saving the amount of water required to retain your plants green and healthy.
Another vital piece of using water efficiently is to water your landscaping with the right amount and at the right time of day. Several 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. Moreover, remember to time your watering for optimal absorption. In several places, before dawn is the best time to water to guarantee that the moisture is not evaporating into the air.
If you catch that your Liberty properties are still wasting too much water, there are other strategies you can carry out. Be sure that the grass and plants you use in your landscaping are native to the region. Native trees, shrubs, and grass varieties use less water because these plants are already adapted well to thrive in your particular climate. If you’re unsure, you can go to the USDA website to check your planting zone and a list of plants that will make your rental’s yard stunning while requiring less water.
Utilizing native plants is another xeriscaping principle, an approach of landscaping that focuses on reducing water use. Even though you don’t want to install a desert landscape into your rental property, you can still use some of the most beneficial xeriscaping aspects. Think about trimming down the size of your rental property’s lawn. If your property has large grass areas, you can greatly conserve water use by making the lawn smaller. Creative ways to do so include adding flower beds around the house or along walkways or fences. These areas can then be filled with mulch or even ground covers to help retain water in the soil, discourage weeds, and give the landscaping a clean, professional look.
Using a combination of smart strategies, it is possible to keep your Liberty rental property’s landscaping looking clean and attractive while conserving water at the same time. 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 effort.
Need more guidance on landscaping? Has maintenance become overwhelming? Real Property Management Principles has a full staff of Liberty property managers ready to take over for you. For more information, contact us online or call us at 816-305-6476.
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