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May 10, 2022

Is Drought-Resistant Landscaping Worth It?

This summer, millions of commercial property owners will face the reality of some of the most severe water restrictions in history. Many cities in the western U.S. are limiting outdoor watering to 1 day a week or less.

To combat this, many property owners and sustainability directors are taking drastic measures to revamp their grounds with drought-resistant landscaping options.

In this post, we’ll examine various drought-resistant landscape options and their pros and cons. Then, we’ll reveal a surprising alternative that can save just as much money and water without sacrificing green lawns or plants!

Zeroscaping

Zeroscaping involves replacing most of your property’s plant life with gravel and dirt.  

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Xeriscaping

Xeriscape is a landscape design that uses low-water-use or drought-tolerant plants that require little to no supplemental irrigation. In a xeriscape, you replace verdant lawns with drought-tolerant native plants, cacti, succulents, ground covers, mulch, sand, soil, rocks, gravel, pebbles, footpaths, pavers, patios, and fire pits.  

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Hardscaping

Hardscapes are non-living landscape features (like stone patios, gravel paths, and wood decks).

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Artificial Grass

Artificial grass is a surface made from synthetic fibers that mimic natural grass. It is primarily used in arenas where the grass is typically needed for sports. However, it is also being used on residential lawns and commercial properties.

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A Smarter Alternative: AI-Powered Irrigation Systems

Although each of the above provides some level of water savings, each comes with significant disadvantages and eliminates the cool, natural beauty of a green landscape.

But what if there was a way to keep your verdant lawn, bushes, trees, and flowers and cut back significantly on water costs and consumption?

There is!

Smart Rain’s AI-powered irrigation system guarantees you’ll save a minimum of 20% on your water usage. This is how much water the average xeriscape saves. However, with Smart Rain, you can have the same savings without having to redo your landscape.

Here are some of the pros of the Smart Rain System:

Ready to Water Less and Keep Your Property Green? Chat with One of Our Smart Irrigation Experts to See How Much You Can Save!

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