Here's a word for ya: Xeriscape. The word itself is pretty weird, but the concept is simple and brilliant! It means to use water-effiecient plants and methods to create a landscape. The term xeros literally means dry in Greek. It is a practice that began in Colorado as a way to conserve water on landscaping designs and is quickly speading all over the globe. There are many benefits to this method and in Florida we primarily use it for villas and small yards.
The main advantage of Xeriscaping is using less water. With many states experiencing drought this is can be a yard-saver for people on water restrictions. By using native plants that naturally consume less water, with the proper soil and sod to help maintain them, it is an amazing way to create a low matinence landscape. A properly maintain xeriscape uses one-third the water a traditional landscape does.
Of course this method is wonderful the environment, not only cutting water consumption but also reducing the need for powering up lawn tools. Most xeriscapes require little to no fertilizers if the plants are native and aclimented to the soil. They are designed to be little self-sustaining eco-systems, with little need for matienence, except for the occasional pruning and weeding.
Florida has a wide variety of water-wise plants that can be used to keep your yard green all year, as well as seasonal plants to add splashes of color. If you think xeriscaping would be good for your home or business, fill out our request form and have Mansfield turn your yard into a beautiful and efficient oasis.