According to the Arizona Department of Water Resources, of the 120 gallons of water that each resident uses per day, 70 percent is used for various purposes outdoors. With a population of just over seven million people, more than 588,000,000 gallons of water are being used for activities, such as watering plants. There are many effective ways to landscape, using water-efficient, drought-tolerant materials like landscaping rocks for sale that will help conserve water.
Xeriscaping is a way to promote water conservation, thus helping the environment, while also minimizing maintenance. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there are seven basic principles associated with this type of landscaping, beginning with a good design plan. Its additional concepts are selecting and zoning plants, limiting turf areas, improving the soil, irrigating efficiently, using mulch, and maintaining the landscape.
Here are several of the principles and some practical ways to incorporate them in your yard.
Select and Zone Plants
Choose grasses, ground covers, shrubs, and trees for the Arizona desert. Plants designed explicitly for our natural landscape offer the perfect blend of aesthetics and sustainability. The Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) provides an extensive gallery of low-water-use plants to help you identify the best ones for your project.
Limit Turf Areas
There are several excellent alternatives to grass species that require a lot of water, such as sand and gravel, concrete pavers, and drought-tolerant sod. In terms of the latter, Midiron is one of the most popular sods in Arizona, offering drought tolerance and resilience under heavy traffic. It will also recover quickly and provides easy transitions.
Mulch is a cost-effective way to not only improve curb appeal but also keep plants cool, retain moisture, minimize evaporation, reduce weed growth, and prevent issues with the soil. Using organic mulches such as wood chips, shredded bark, and bark nuggets can also assist in meeting the principle of improving the soil since it provides nutrients when it breaks down.
Maintain the Landscape
One of the most effective ways to maintain a landscape, especially one with various zones, is to have concrete curbing professionally installed. There are many substantial benefits of curbing, including providing a root barrier and reducing trimming time. Its professional appearance will also add value to your property.
Find Landscaping Rocks for Sale at Cutting Edge Curbing
Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock offers an extensive supply of landscape materials, including landscaping rocks for sale, for you to immediately begin working on your landscape project. Our company provides Valley residents, landscapers, and commercial clients with competitively priced materials and supplies to bring landscaping visions to life.
We proudly carry more than thirty varieties of landscaping rocks for sale for immediate pickup, and even more are on display at our conveniently located landscape center. You will find various stones, boulders, and pavers to complete your project at Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock.
Enhance your home’s curb appeal, create a relaxing outdoor living environment, or start your xeriscaping project to save water by contacting us today at (602) 353-1020. You can also visit us Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm or on Saturdays between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm at 7540 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, 85301.
“Conservation.” The Arizona Department of Water Resources.
“Landscaping Water Conservation: Xeriscaping.” The U.S. Department of Energy.
“Plants for the Arizona Desert.” The Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA).
“QuickFacts: Arizona.” The United Census Bureau.
“Water Conservation Tips for Arizona Residents.” The Arizona Department of Water Resources.