When you live in a desert state like Arizona, you learn pretty quickly how precious of a resource water is because of the role it plays in our day-to-day lives and how hard it is to find in our arid terrain. With Arizona’s water supply constantly in danger of drought or depletion, there has never been a better time to switch to water-conservative upgrades and fixes for your pool and landscaping. Not only will you have plenty of water for when you need it most, but you’ll be helping to preserve our natural environment as well. Best of all, your wallet will thank you for the greatly reduced cost of your water bill! Continue on below to learn more about some of the top water-saving solutions for your landscape and pool that you can start using today!
Choose Native Plants or Plants that Require Less Water
In the Southwest, you’ll find many plants that are specially adapted for surviving in our unique climate that would also make beautiful additions to any landscape. Certain species of acacia, cacti, mesquite, palo verde, bougainvillea, and more are native, drought-resistant plants that add gorgeous color and texture to your landscape without needing much water.
Upgrade Your Irrigation
Nowadays, sprinkler systems benefit from advances in technology, such as smart controllers that function similarly to a thermostat for your sprinklers, allowing you to customize your watering schedule based on weather and other conditions. Soil moisture sensors can help you keep track of the moisture in your soil and override irrigation controllers when needed. Leak prevention devices will inform you of when you have a leak or shut off water to the broken sprinkler head.
Pay Attention to Your Pool
Cover your pool to reduce water loss through evaporation. You can also request mineral and calcium removal services that will reduce the need to drain your pool for surface damage prevention.
Reuse Your Outdoor Water
The EPA estimates that as much as thirty percent of our overall water consumption comes from maintaining our outdoor features like landscapes and pools. Equipment like water capture systems and rain barrels can utilize the rainfall that you get to water your plants and more.
New Image Landscape and Pools – Your Experts in Outdoor Homecare
Make an investment in your property by trusting the professionals at New Image Landscape and Pools! Contact our office today to find out more information about water-saving fixes for your landscape and pool, as well as the services that we can provide for your outdoor repairs and renovations.