From the Latin xero, or none, xeriscaping refers to a type of landscaping that is done without the need for excessive irrigation and is easier to maintain compared to the traditional yards. In the southwestern United States, xeriscaping has become the region’s preference because it significantly reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water, and in this region where rainfall is virtually non-existent, this kind of landscaping is best. This dry region has mainstreamed some of the most stunning, low-water landscape designs; strategically placing the different sizes of rock has created some imaginative and meaningful designs that have transformed the desert into an artistic zone. And contrary to popular belief, greenery is also a part of xeriscaped yards, as plants that are naturally adapted to the same long dry season are being used.
But xeriscaping is not just rocks and cacti, however beautiful. There is an increasing demand to live green with greater sensitivity to water consumption across the country and xeriscaping has become the trend. Xeriscaping can be done virtually everywhere, with a number of environmental and financial benefits that can save water, time, and money. Such savings have strong advantages for owners of single-family rental homes. When done correctly, xeriscaping can result in some truly good-looking landscaping possibilities your residents will appreciate.
When you do want to create a xeriscaped yard, you have first come up with some planning and design. Doing so before you begin work can save you from so many headaches and troubles down the road. If planning and design are not your specialties, there are professionals in your area that are equipped with the expertise in xeriscaping installation and can help you with installation and maintenance needs.
Because the goal of xeriscaping is to be smart about the entire yard, more often than now, lawn areas are limited to small, functional accents. Keep that in mind when you plan your landscape in Marina del Rey. Xeriscaping does not mean no grass, instead, it uses a tiny amount of grass as compared to the overall size of the yard. Your residents might thank you for it as smaller grass means a smaller area to mow. One important factor of xeriscaping is its use of water-efficient plants. Xeriscaping typically uses plants that can withstand droughts and incorporates them into patterns and stones. This way, it will result in a beautiful natural accent and can save water at the same time. And because of the nature of these plantings, instead of the usual sprinklers, drip systems are used, significantly reducing the amount of water that is needed.
With such low water usage, water utility costs will significantly decrease. Maintenance is also reduced, meaning your residents can enjoy a beautiful yard with minimal effort. With so many benefits for both the owner and the resident, xeriscaping just makes sense for Marina del Rey rental properties
At Real Property Management California Coast, we can help you find a team to enhance the appeal of your property with a water-efficient and aesthetically pleasing look. We have the experts you need to create and maintain the yard you and your residents want. Would you like to learn more? Please contact us online or call us at 310-535-2150 for more information.
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