The recent heatwave in the Pacific Northwest has ignited a discussion about how to prepare for the future. Washington state plans to invest $16 million over the coming years in drought relief projects. On a smaller scale here in Bellevue and the surrounding area, we can contribute to the overall health of the environment by investing in drought-resistant landscaping.
Landscaping Strategies to Curtail water consumption
If your lawn has been adversely impacted by drought conditions, you may want to vary your approach to landscaping. Conserving water will reduce the effects that a drought can have on your yard. One idea that the government has been contemplating is drought resistant plants. You can do the same at a local level in your own backyard. There is a website called great plant picks that lists over 800 drought resistant flowers and shrubs. They also advise what plants thrive in the shade and the sun to make it easy to plan for your lawn’s specific conditions.
You can expand your garden or reduce the size of your lawn in another way. A rock garden can be just as attractive in setting your property apart as a lush green lawn. The cool part is that you don’t need to water it, and it also minimizes weed growth.
Other Ideas for Maintaining a Drought-Resistant Lawn
Be mindful of water runoff when installing new plants. This ensures the plants get only as much water as they need. You can discuss these kinds of plants with a landscaping professional.
If you plant new trees, you can have the spot under them covered by artificial grass. This minimizes water needs and avoids ugly bare spots caused by a tree’s shade and roots. This is also a great spot for an outdoor play area. Enjoy less lawn damage from kids and pets and no need to mow year after year.
At SynTurf we’ve been creating attractive landscaping for our customers for over three decades. Contact us about our artificial grass options and see what we can do to reverse the effects of drought damage. Have more free time by spending less time and money mowing, feeding, and fighting weeds in your lawn; call us today at 425-276-7449 to get your drought-resistant landscaping underway.
Drought-Resistant Landscaping for a Resilient Lawn
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