From the Latin xero, or none, xeriscaping refers to a kind of landscaping that requires little or no water for maintenance. Residents in the southwestern United States see xeriscaping regularly since it is a common choice for landscaping in a desert where rainfall is basically non-existent. This dry region has brought about some beautiful, low-water landscape designs. Inventive and meaningful designs have given the desert states a distinct artistic flair utilizing varying colors and sizes of rock. And, against common belief, greenery is also a feature in xeriscaped yards, usually using plants and trees that are local to the area and so already adapted to the climate.
However, xeriscaping is not just rocks and cacti, no matter how beautiful. Throughout the country, xeriscaping is still an outstanding water conservation choice. Xeriscaping can be performed basically anywhere, with various financial and environmental benefits that can save time, water, and finances. Such savings have definite benefits for single-family rental property owners. If performed well, xeriscaping could lead to some absolutely lovely landscaping options your renters will enjoy.
The initial step towards having a xeriscaped yard is to do some planning and design. Having a plan before you commence work can save you a lot of stresses and hassles ahead. If design and planning aren’t your strong suit, there are professionals in your area with the needed skills in xeriscaping installation and maintenance.
As you plan your landscape in West Covina, remember that xeriscaping often limits lawn spaces to small, useful accents. Xeriscaping doesn’t mean no grass, only that the amount of grass is little in comparison to the overall yard size. Your renters might thank you for that, as mowing the lawn will be easy with such a small space to manage. Another key characteristic of xeriscaping is the use of water-efficient plants. Picking the proper plantings can make beautiful natural accents and save water as well. Because these plantings have low water needs, drip systems are generally used instead of the usual sprinklers to automate and considerably reduce water usage.
With such low water usage, water utility expenses are going to significantly go down. Upkeep is reduced as well, thus your renters can enjoy a beautiful yard with very little effort. With so many benefits for you and your renters, xeriscaping just makes sense for West Covina rental homes.
At Real Property Management Fairmate, we can help you find a team to enhance your property’s appeal with a water-efficient and aesthetically pleasing look. We have the professionals you require to create and maintain the yard you and your renters desire. Do you want to know more? For further information, please contact us online or call us at 626-691-9749.
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