Most Valley Stream property owners are enthusiastic about ways to conserve water. However, rental properties also need to have attractive landscaping to maintain value and curb appeal. These can seem like competing priorities, but with the right strategy, it is achievable to both save water and have a charming yard. There are several ways that you can conserve water on your landscaping this spring.
One of the essential ways to conserve water on your landscaping is to adjust how you water your existing trees and plants. The reason behind great water conservation is to water more efficiently. Leaking sprinkler systems or inefficient sprinkler heads can waste a lot of water after some time, so it’s important to have your system inspected and maintained year to year. Another main factor 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 efficiently, saving how much water you need to keep your plants green and healthy.
Another critical part of using water efficiently is to water your landscaping properly and with the right amount. 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. Additionally, it is suitable to time your watering for optimal absorption. For most places, it is the right time to water before dawn to ensure that the moisture is not evaporating into the air.
If you notice that your Valley Stream properties are still wasting too much water, there are other strategies you can employ. Make certain that the grass and plants you use in your landscaping are native to the location. Since native trees, shrubs, and grass varieties uses less water; these plants are already adapted well to thrive in your particular climate. If you’re not sure, visit the USDA website to check your planting zone and a list of plants that will be used to decorate your rental’s yard while using less water.
Using native plants is another xeriscaping principle, an approach to landscaping that focuses on reducing water use. Even if you do not like to install a desert landscape on your rental property, you can still use some of the beneficial xeriscaping aspects. Begin to decrease the size of your rental property’s lawn. If your property contains large grass areas, you can significantly 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 covered with mulch or even ground covers that will help retain water in the soil, discourage weeds, and give your landscaping a clean, professional look.
With the use of a combination of effective strategies, it is easy to maintain your Valley Stream rental property’s landscaping looking clean and attractive while conserving water all at once. By spending 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. Even though that some of these strategies may involve a little time and research, the results are clearly worth the effort.
Need more guidance on landscaping? Has maintenance become overwhelming? Real Property Management Innovation has a full staff of Valley Stream property managers ready to take over for you. For more information, contact us online or call us at 516-570-9275.
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