From the Latin xero, or none, xeriscaping refers to a kind of landscaping that necessitates little or no water to maintain. Residents in the southwestern United States see xeriscaping frequently since it is a popular choice for landscaping in a desert where rainfall is nearly non-existent. This arid region has brought about some gorgeous, low-water landscape designs. These creative and meaningful designs have lent the desert states a distinct artistic flair using varying colors and sizes of rock. And contrary to common belief, greenery is also a feature in xeriscaped yards, usually using plants and trees that are local to the area and so already adapted to the climate.
Then again, xeriscaping is not just rocks and cacti, no matter how stunning. Xeriscaping is still a great choice for water conservation across the country. Xeriscaping is applicable practically everywhere, providing various financial and environmental benefits that can save water, finances, and time. Such savings have definite benefits for single-family rental property owners. When done well, xeriscaping can result in some absolutely beautiful landscaping options your residents can enjoy.
The initial step towards having a xeriscaped yard is to do some planning and design. Having a plan before you start can save you much stress and hassle in the future. There is no limit to the ways you can make your place look great and those many options can sometimes make things too overwhelming. So, if design and planning aren’t your strong suit, there are professionals in your area with proficiency in xeriscaping installation and maintenance.
As you plan your landscape in St. Mary’s County, keep in mind that xeriscaping typically restricts lawn areas to small, functional accents. Xeriscaping doesn’t mean no grass, only that the amount of grass is little in comparison to the overall yard size. Your renters might thank you for that, as mowing the lawn will be easy with such a small space to manage. Another key feature of xeriscaping is the use of water-efficient plants. Choosing the correct types of plants can create beautiful natural accents and save water at the same time. Since these plants 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 go down. Upkeep is reduced as well, thus your renters can enjoy a beautiful yard with very little effort. With numerous benefits for both the owner and the tenant, xeriscaping just makes sense for St. Mary’s County rental properties.
At Real Property Management Gold, we can help you find a team to improve the appeal of your home with a water-efficient and aesthetically pleasing look. We have the experts you need to make and maintain the yard you and your residents desire. Do you want to know more? Please contact us online or call us at 301-392-2172 for further information.