For Arizona residents, drought conditions seem to be a perpetual reality. While the severity and level of this status may fluctuate (and occasional heavy rains may provide short-term reprieves), this is something that will for the most part be a presence in this state on a permanent basis. So it makes sense that water usage is an important priority for most area residents—which it should be anyway, regardless of specific drought conditions. Whether or not there is an actual official drought designation, conserving water and reducing water waste is something that should be a constant priority.
At the same time, people take pride in their properties and want their lawns and outdoor spaces to look as healthy and well-maintained as possible. This can often create a dilemma and an apparent conflict. In many households, landscaping places a significant demand on water and often accounts for half of the household water usage or more.
The good news is, this means that making a few carefully planned changes to your landscaping routine can allow you to realize significant water savings.
One of the most common mistakes that many homeowners make when it comes to landscaping is using too much water on their plants. It’s important to use not only the correct volume of water, but also to apply water in an area of the right depth and width. This can be tricky, as the average property owner isn’t an expert on all of the specific watering needs of individual types of plants, shrubs or trees. Watering too much not only wastes water, but it can also be harmful to the plants and may cause them to grow at an abnormal rate, forcing you to do more pruning and mowing. On the other hand, watering too little can of course cause the plants to wilt or die.
With home sprinklers or irrigation systems, it can often be difficult for a homeowner to judge exactly how much water is being provided to the plants, making it challenging to achieve the perfect balance.
The timing of your watering routine is also important. Watering at specific times of the day helps ensure the water is absorbed most efficiently by the plants and also minimizes waste.
This is a lot to manage, and can quickly become overwhelming for those without expertise and skills in this area. A perfect solution is to enlist the help of a professional landscaping firm with an extensive background in the needs of plants and trees in this regional area. Corona Landscape can handle all aspects of your landscaping routine, including creating a watering routine with efficiency, plant health and water conservation in mind.
Contact us for all residential landscaping needs in the Mesa or Chandler areas.