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Meet Jane Evans

During college, I lived in a small, old house. My roommates and I loved it's cozy charm and, for the most part, didn't have any problems. However, one day, we noticed that the carpet in one of the bedrooms was wet--and it couldn't be dried. When we called our landlady and the repairman, they discovered that the shower not only needed to be re-caulked, but there was mold everywhere under the carpet. We had to move out for two weeks while they fixed the problem. Soon, thanks to the contractor (the likes of whom you can read about), we were back at home.


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4 Benefits Of Xeriscape Landscaping

If you live in an area and that does not receive much water, you may be considering xeriscape landscaping. This type of landscaping uses conservative practices that can reduce the amount of water needed to maintain a yard.

To conserve water, a xeriscape design may include organic soil additives, such as compost, to help the soil remain aerated for quick drainage and to maintain an adequate amount of moisture at the same time.

Xeriscape designs also employ plants that are naturally resistant to drought to minimize water needs. Additionally, mulch may be used in the design to help lower the need for additional moisture. Also, special irrigation components, such as drip watering units and soaker hoses, may be used to ensure that any water that is used during watering sessions is applied directly where it is needed. Here are a few benefits associated with xeriscaping: 

Xeriscape landscaping helps lessen the amount of maintenance associated with a yard.

Although you may have to weed the areas of the yard that are mulched, there's little maintenance associated with xeriscaping. Watering is minimal, and pruning is likely to only be needed sporadically. In addition, since there is generally little lawn used in xeriscape landscaping, there is not much turf to mow.

Xeriscaping can improve the curb appeal of your property.

Especially in regions that are inclined to go through large periods of drought, without xeriscaping, a landscape can look undesirable. Plants that are not drought-resistant can quickly die, leaving the property looking barren and poorly kept. 

Xeriscaping can help improve the curb appeal of your property by keeping the property looking well maintained. Thus, it can even result in a better resale value for your home.

Xeriscaping can lower your water bill.

In some communities, during seasons of drought, the amount of watering that is permitted is governed by local officials. Watering times and durations may be limited. Xeriscaping helps conserve water by minimizing the need for it.

With xeriscaping, there is usually not a need to apply additional chemicals.

Often, xeriscaping uses plants that are indigenous to an area that receives little rain. Since the plants are accustomed to drought and are likely native to the area in which they are used, there is little need for additional fertilizers or even pesticides.

To learn more about xeriscaping and how it can benefit your property, click on this link or do an online search.