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Xeriscaping in Washington DC: Water Conservation is Good for Everyone

Adorable Wooden Bunny Rabbit Sitting Along the Edges of a Xeriscaped Yard in Washington DCIf you want a yard that looks both useful and attractive without the financial burden of being high-maintenance, then xeriscaping is a great choice. From the Latin xero, or none, xeriscaping is the art of creative landscaping that would require conservation of water. Those who live in the southwestern United States see xeriscaping often, as it is a popular choice for landscaping in a desert where rainfall is virtually non-existent. This place has seen the popularity of some of the most stunning, low-water landscape designs; taking advantage of the different sizes of rock, whimsical and ingenious designs have given the desert a unique artistic edge. And contrary to popular belief, greenery is also a part of xeriscaped yards, often uses native or naturalized vegetation with low water needs and are already used to the climate.

Far more than just the what is being thought of, xeriscaping is not just rocks and cacti, however beautiful. Nationwide, xeriscaping is often preferred to be the best option for water conservation. Xeriscaping can be done virtually anywhere, offering a number of environmental and financial benefits that can save water, time, and money. Such savings have clear benefits for owners of single-family rental homes. A xeriscaped yard, when done the right way preserves plants and will meet your residents wants and needs as well.

The first thing that needs to be done when creating a xeriscaped yard is to do some planning and design. A properly design and planned xeriscape will help you speed up the process and considerably lessen the stress that comes along with the creation. But if planning and design isn’t your thing, there are professionals in your area equipped with the expertise in xeriscaping installation and maintenance you need.

While you are planning on your landscape in Washington DC, remember that xeriscaping usually limits lawn areas to small, practical accents. What xeriscaping does is that it minimizes the use of grass as often as it is normally used when making traditional yards. This means that your yard will eventually need a small amount of grass which is good for your residents as this would mean lesser area for them to mow. Another important feature that makes xeriscaping good is the use of water-efficient plants. Plants that are most effective are those that are drought tolerant and hardy against climate changes. Because these plantings have low water needs, drip systems are typically used in place of more traditional sprinklers to automate and significantly reduce the amount of water used.

With such low water usage, water utility costs will significantly decrease. Maintenance is also reduced, meaning your residents can enjoy a beautiful yard with minimal effort. With so many benefits for both the owner and the resident, xeriscaping just makes sense for Washington DC rental properties

At Real Property Management DC Metro, we can help you find a team to enhance the appeal of your property with a water-efficient and aesthetically pleasing look. We have the experts you need to create and maintain the yard you and your residents want. Would you like to learn more? Please contact us online or call us at 202-269-0303 for more information.

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