Converting to water-wise landscaping in California is an excellent way to conserve water and create an environmentally friendly outdoor space. Given California’s frequent drought conditions and water scarcity issues, adopting water-wise practices is crucial for sustainability. Let us help your project be more water wise while passing savings on to you and your clients.
- Enhanced Landscape Management can help evaluate your current landscape: Assess your existing landscape and identify areas that consume excessive water. Look for high-water-use plants, inefficient irrigation systems, or features that don’t align with water conservation principles.
- Our educated team of professionals knows how to select water-wise plants: ELM can choose plants that are native to California or are drought-tolerant. These plants are adapted to the local climate and require less water to thrive. We also consider factors like sun exposure, soil conditions, and water needs when selecting your plant palette.
- ELM can design a water-wise landscape: We will plan your new landscape design to maximize water efficiency. Group plants with similar water needs together, taking into account factors like shade and sun exposure. Incorporate hardscape features such as pathways and rocks to reduce the area requiring irrigation.
- Our irrigation techs will install efficient irrigation systems: Upgrade your irrigation system to a water-efficient setup. Consider installing drip irrigation or micro-spray systems that deliver water directly to the plant roots, minimizing wastage through evaporation or runoff. Utilize smart irrigation controllers that adjust watering schedules based on weather conditions.
- Use mulch and amend soil: Apply a layer of mulch around plants to help retain soil moisture, suppress weed growth, and regulate soil temperature. Additionally, amend your soil with organic matter to improve water retention capacity.
- At ELM we believe in the benefits of proper maintenance: We will regularly maintain your water-wise landscape to ensure its efficiency and longevity. ELM also monitors irrigation systems and will adjust watering schedules according to seasonal needs. ELM will also remove weeds promptly and provide appropriate care for your plants.
- At ELM we enjoy educating our clients on best practices and state standards: ELM stays informed about water conservation practices, local water regulations, and available incentives or rebates offered by water agencies for water-wise landscaping. These resources can provide valuable guidance and financial support for your project.
Transitioning to water-wise landscaping is an ongoing process that requires ongoing attention and adjustment. By implementing these steps, we can significantly reduce water usage in your outdoor space while still enjoying a beautiful and sustainable landscape.