Water Conservation Tips For Commercial Landscapes
Water Conservation Tips for Commercial Landscapes
Water is a precious and costly resource in California. Petalon Landscape Management offers these water conservation tips for commercial landscapes, designed to save money while keeping your outdoor spaces attractive:
- Invest in modern irrigation techniques. Cutting-edge water technology significantly reduces water usage for landscapes. Smart systems that monitor soil moisture and deliver the exact amount of water required to keep your plants, shrubs, trees and flowers healthy are well worth the modest investment.
- Water in the early morning or in the evening. Avoid irrigating during the heat of the day, when water evaporates most readily. Irrigating before the sun comes up or just after dusk allows water to better absorb into the ground. Try not to water late at night, because fungi and bacteria can form on plants and grass that remain wet for long periods.
- A regular schedule of maintenance is essential. Sprinklers or drip systems can clog, develop leaks, or become obstructed due to plant growth. Periodic inspections and prompt repairs of the irrigation system will prevent water from being wasted, save money, and keep your landscapes healthy. Regular checks also reveal system design flaws that may be preventing some plants from being properly watered.
- Replace thirsty, non-native plants with a drought-tolerant landscape. Many property owners are reducing or eliminating lawns and replacing them with native plants that require less water. Lower water bills recoup a small initial investment surprisingly quickly.
- Group plants according to water needs. Uniform irrigation of a large, horticulturally diverse outdoor space wastes water and produces an uneven landscape. Grouping low-water plants together makes it easier to irrigate based upon need, reducing overall water usage.
Petalon Landscape Management helps California HOAs, public entities, retail shopping centers and property managers in Fremont, Mountain View, Walnut Creek, Danville, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Palo Alto, Livermore and Pleasanton adjust their landscapes to climate change and lower rainfall.
Call us at 408-453-3998 today to learn more water conservation tips for commercial landscapes.