3 Tips on Efficient Use of Water in Your Garden and Landscape

small creek running through a backyard landscape

When it comes to serious landscaping, adding water features can be gorgeous.

Not only do they look great, but features such as ponds or waterfalls can even add an extra ecosystem to your backyard!

The only problem is, it can be difficult to control water flow and wastage. When that difficulty gets out of hand, it could cost you a lot of money and beauty in the long run.

To avoid this, you have to understand the efficient use of water. Otherwise, these water features will eventually stress you out rather than instill a sense of calm.

Continue on the learn three tips on how to efficiently use water in your garden and landscape. Afterward, you’ll be ready to better plant and beautify your garden.

1. Drought-Tolerant Plants

One of the best ways to conserve water while landscaping is to avoid the need in the first place. Many seek to do this by planting drought-resistant shrubbery, flowers, and bushes. They may even incorporate a rock-soil yard in place of a lawn.

After all, not every beautiful landscape needs green, lush lawns. Nevertheless, Rock-soil yards still look great, maybe looking even more modern than traditional landscapes.

With drought-tolerant plants, you also won’t need to worry too much about maintenance. You’ll also be setting a good, eco-friendly face forward that limits your need to worry about watering your gardens.

2. Cisterns

Using cisterns may not be viable for those living in drier areas. But they’re useful to pull out during seasons with heavier rainfall. So if you see rain on your weather forecast, go ahead and pull out/purchase some cisterns.

These cisterns can collect rainfall, acting as a plentiful water supply. Then, when the rainy period is over, you can use the collected rainwater to water your landscape. For many homeowners, cisterns provide plenty of water for gardens, even for several days.

3. Balance Sun and Shade

This tip matters a lot more for softscapes like ponds or waterfalls. While it’s generally advised to keep them away from trees because of falling leaves and dirt, it’s also not a good idea to put them under direct sunlight.

Of course, this will depend on the way your property is structured. But you also don’t want too much water to evaporate in the sunlight. Otherwise, you’ll waste a lot of water in the long run.

Of course, keep in mind that certain plants and animals prefer certain temperatures. Some may struggle under heat, while others prefer a little warmth.

Ideally, you’d choose flora and fauna that don’t need much sunlight. But either way, it’s best to limit direct sun exposure as much as you can.

Nurture Your Garden and Landscape ⁠— But Wisely!

Water features are stunning additions to any landscape, adding a dreamy beauty to your property. But the reality is, it can be difficult to mitigate water wastage. However, employing a few tips can prevent this from happening, which can otherwise be unsightly to the environment and onlookers.

At Every Season Landscaping & Lawn Care, we know how integral great landscaping is to your garden and landscape. That’s why we offer professional landscaping services guaranteed to elevate your property. So if you’re interested in our services, contact us today!