At Green America Tree & Landscaping, we are committed to helping build drought-friendly, affordable, and aesthetically pleasing landscapes that meet our customers’ needs. We’ve assembled a list of 5 tips to help you minimize the amount of water you use outdoors to help combat the Lake Mead water crisis.
- Consider Installing Drip Irrigation
- Invest In A Water Timer & Rain Shutoff Device
- Choose Drought Tolerant Plants
- Recycle Clean Household Water
- Replace Grass With A Desert-Friendly Alternative
1. Install A Drip Irrigation System
Drip irrigation is a highly efficient watering option compared to using a hose or regular sprinklers. It delivers the water directly to the plants’ roots, thus minimizing the amount lost due to evaporation and runoff.
Skip the stress of figuring out how to install a drip irrigation system on your own by letting the experts at Green America Tree & Landscaping do it for you.
2. Invest In A Water Timer & Rain Shutoff Device
A water timer can help ensure that your plants only get water when they actually need it and that they’re getting it at the ideal times of the day. Similarly, an automatic rain shutoff device will ensure that your plants don’t get overwatered when it rains.
3. Choose Drought Tolerant Plants
Living in a desert doesn’t mean that you have to completely forgo greenery and colorful flowers. There are numerous species of plants that are native to the Mojave Desert and other dry regions that work well in low-water gardens and xeriscapes.
Succulents, cacti, mesquite trees, sagebrush, lantana, blanket flowers, desert marigolds, and other drought-adapted plants are all excellent options to include in your desert-friendly landscape.
4. Reuse Household Graywater
If you have leftover water from boiling pasta, old water bottles, or melted ice, you can give it to your plants instead of dumping it down the drain. Just be sure you’re not using water that has soap or other household chemicals in it.
5. Replace Your Lawn
One of the best ways to save water is to replace your lawn with decorative rocks, artificial turf, brick landscaping, or a xeriscape. These options are aesthetically pleasing and much better suited for a desert climate compared to traditional grass.
Desert-Friendly Landscaping Rebates
By replacing your grass with a water-smart landscaping alternative, you may be able to get a rebate from the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Currently, they are willing to compensate up to $3 per square foot of lawn that is replaced with a desert-friendly alternative.
Professional Desert Landscaping In Las Vegas
With Lake Mead dwindling, it has become vital for every resident to do their part in helping conserve water in the Las Vegas Valley. Green America Tree & Landscaping can help you comply with water regulations by installing artificial turf, xeriscaping, or another desert-friendly landscaping design. Contact us today to schedule a commercial landscaping consultation and learn more about our environmentally friendly options.