With California’s Drought in full swing and no end in sight, it’s more important now then ever, to do our part to conserve water. There are many ways to achieve this goal including changing shower heads and using High Efficiency (HE) toilets and clothes washing machines; this article will focus on what we can do to the landscape. Switching from a turf based landscape to a drought tolerant landscape not only uses much less water, but it requires much less maintenance as well. Incorporating a dry creek bed into your drought tolerant landscape can add dramatic flare to your yard while also providing a water run off path for rain water.
The Office of Governor Brown says:
With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record Governor Brown declared a drought state of emergency in January and directed state officials to make all necessary actions to prepare for water shortages. The state has continued to lead the way to make sure California is able to cope with an unprecedented drought.
One of the ways the Cities and Counties are helping homeowners is to offer rebate programs to help cover part of the cost of your renovations. This works to the advantage of the homeowner as your contractor can help you identify which plants and landscape materials to use to maximize your rebate. After the project is completed you get your rebate, and have a yard that uses much less water then before. The importance of a skilled contractor like Lawn & Order is crucial as they work closely with the city, county and state to utilize all of the required plants, materials and equipment to satisfy the rebate requirements. Click the following picture for a good example of such a project.
Our drought rebate clients enjoy the freedom of no longer having to mow their lawn. Its only one of many good reasons to switch to a low maintenance drought tolerant landscape. Below is a list of links to various city and county websites that have information and resources about applying for drought rebates.