THE MYTH OF THE DROUGHT TOLERANT LANDSCAPE
Best suited for arid and desert areas, drought tolerant plants can bring natural aesthetics to a sparse setting. The main advantage is that you save water. You don’t have to water as often, as in the case with lush, green landscapes.
However, this environment can cost you money, make your home hotter, and limit the visual and relaxing appeal of your gardens and lawns.
ARE WE REALLY SAVING WATER? OR MONEY?
By opting for drought-tolerant plants, are you really saving resources? Sometime this is the case. But often our water is being lost, due to run off. In dry environments, the water stays on the surface of parched ground and then evaporates into the air, taking your money with it.
Drip irrigation can also be wasteful, since the evaporation takes moisture from the surface. It doesn’t allow water it to sink into the roots and help the foliage. This irrigation also leads to calcium deposits from the pipes, which seep into your land.
In addition, animals like rabbits and gophers chew up pipes and drink the water inside the plants, using them for survival in the drought resistant landscape.
LUSH LANDSCAPES CREATE COOLER ENVIRONMENTS
Because drought tolerant plants naturally retain water, the oxygen levels of the environment may be less compared to others. Green landscapes and lawns help us breathe better and cools off.
Anyone who has lived in a city or town knows that houses, concrete, and asphalt retain heat, making the air feel stifling. The lack of shade, leaves, and grass make your home and area less cool. This drives your A/C bill up, and alters the ways you can enjoy your gardens and lawns.
But there is a way to get the lush garden and lawn you want —
USE YOUR GREYWATER TO MAKE YOUR WORLD GREENER
With our Grey4Green system, we help people create richer landscapes by using the greywater from your bath and laundry, to help your environment stay fresh, green, and healthy.
Rather than let your water waste, we can make a good and economical decision to maintain your green landscape, enjoying the cool of the lush environment, as well as other benefits that come with the richer landscape.