Rainfall shortages and the prolonged days of high heat are causing water restrictions in some areas such as Rockland County. As of 07/21/2016, Rockland County Executive Ed Day has put a Stage 2 water emergency into effect to cut back water use in homes and businesses including limits on watering lawns and flowerbeds.
This time of year it seems as though we can’t water our lawns or plants enough! Add a water emergency into effect and you’re in big trouble. Let’s talk about some ways that you can plan your landscape for low watering needs.
Use plants that require low amounts of watering, don’t think you still can’t have beautiful flowers around your yard, there are plenty of beautiful plants that require low amounts of water. These are just a few:
- California Lilac
- Catherine’s Lace
- Barometer Bush
- Autumn Crocus
- Oxblood Lily
Water during the early morning or late at night (when you can) is also important. Watering during the time of day when the sun is not beating down on the flowers or lawn is essential for full absorption. Watering during high sun can cause burn off of the water before it is soaked into the soil for use.
Need more advice on how to make a low water use landscape design? Contact our experts at Arapahoe Landscapes. With our knowledge of plants, flowers, and landscaping design, we can help to make your yard a low water use zone but still provide the beauty that you’re looking for in design.