Landscaping and water use typically go hand in hand. Water cost and availability may be limited in certain areas and at particular times. A landscape design that requires a large amount of water to survive can be very costly. You can save money on your landscaping and landscape maintenance costs by planning a design that will use less water. Xeriscape landscaping incorporates water conservation by choosing plants that require less water to survive and by strategically placing them in the design for maximum growth potential. Xeriscape also uses more rocks and gravel, which further reduces the amount of water needed to maintain the appearance of the landscaping. If however, you need an irrigation system, consider drip irrigation. Drip systems cost less to install than sprinkler systems and they use about 50% less water. For additional information on landscaping that saves water see our article, "Landscaping: Less water saves money" at our website


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