For most of North America, over 50% of residential water used is applied to landscape and lawns. Xeriscape can reduce landscape water use by 50 – 75%.
Aside from occasional pruning and weeding, maintenance is minimal. Watering requirements are low, and can be met with simple irrigation systems.
No Fertilizers or Pesticides
Using plants native to your area will eliminate the need for chemical supplements. Sufficient nutrients are provided by healthy organic soil.
Improves Property Value
A good Xeriscape can raise property values which more than offset the cost of installation. Protect your landscaping investment by drought-proofing it.
Fossil fuel consumption from gas mowers is minimized or eliminated with minimal turf areas. Small turf areas can be maintained with a reel mower.
Provides Wildlife Habitat
Use of native plants, shrubs and trees offer a familiar and varied habitat for local wildlife.
Enviroworks xeriscaping can provide great benefits to you property and bottom line.
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Xeriscape IS . . .common-sense, drought tolerant, QUALITY landscaping that PROTECTS the environment AND conserves water!
1. Xeriscape saves water, money, and work.
2. More than 50% of the water we use goes to landscaping.
3. Droughts and harsh weather can cause loss of investment in landscaping.
4. It protects the environment!
5. It can be beautiful!
6. It just makes sense! Conservation is the right thing to do
Xeriscape is a method of landscaping that promotes water conservation.
Rather than a specific ‘look’ or a limited group of plants, Xeriscape is a combination of seven basic landscaping principles.
1. Planning and Design
2. Soil Improvements
3. Efficient Irrigation
4. Zoning of Plants
6. Turf Alternatives
7. Appropriate Maintenance