From the Latin xero, or none, xeriscaping is a type of landscaping that needs little or no water to maintain. Individuals who live in the southwestern United States see xeriscaping often, as it is a popular choice for landscaping in a desert where there is virtually non-existent rainfall. Some stunning, low-water landscape designs have arrived throughout this arid region. Using varying colors and sizes of rock, imaginative and meaningful designs have lent the desert states a unique artistic flair. What is more, against popular belief, greenery is also a feature of xeriscaped yards, regularly incorporating plants and trees that are local to the area and thus already adapted to the climate.
However, xeriscaping is not just rocks and cacti, no matter attractive. Across the country, xeriscaping remains an excellent choice for water conservation. Xeriscaping can be done basically anywhere, with many environmental and financial benefits that can save water, time, and money. Such savings have clear benefits for owners of single-family rental residences. When done correctly, xeriscaping can result in some truly beautiful landscaping options your renters will love.
The first step toward creating a xeriscaped yard is to do some planning and design. Preparing a plan before you start work can save you many headaches and hassles down the road. If planning and design isn’t your thing, there are professionals in your area with the know-how in xeriscaping installation and maintenance you require.
As you plan your landscape in American Fork, consider that xeriscaping often limits lawn areas to small, functional accents. Xeriscaping doesn’t mean not using grass, but that the amount of grass is small as to the overall size of the yard. Your renters may thank you for that, since mowing the lawn is going to be easy with such a small space to maintain. Another vital feature of xeriscaping is the use of water-efficient plants. Choosing the proper plantings can create beautiful natural accents and save water as well. Because these plantings have low water needs, drip systems are typically used in place of more traditional sprinklers to automate and significantly decrease the amount of water used.
With such low water usage, water utility costs will be significantly reduced. Maintenance is also minimized, so your tenants can have a beautiful yard with minimal effort. With so many benefits for both the owner and the renter, xeriscaping just makes sense for American Fork rental properties.
At Real Property Management Utah County, we assist you in creating a team to enhance your property’s attractiveness with an aesthetically pleasing look that is also water-efficient. We have the specialists you require to create and take care of the yard you and your tenants want. Do you want to learn more? For more information, please contact us online or call us at 801-224-0033.