One of the essential topics throughout landscape history has been the supply of water –to have the appropriate quality and quantity. Of all municipal services, no doubt, the provision of potable water is the most crucial. Water supply systems must comply with requirements for industrial, commercial, and public activities. Now, more than ever, we acknowledge water as a valuable, finite resource.
It Takes a Lot of Ground
No matter the size of your outdoor layout, commercial landscaping account for between 5% and 30% of a facility’s total use. If you take into consideration that a single plant can consume an average of 6 gallons of water daily, it is no wonder why commercial buildings use large quantities of the vital liquid. For instance, educational facilities dedicate 28% of their water to their outside spaces. So how can you keep water waste to a minimum while maintaining a beautiful, well-kept landscape? The answer relies on three factors.
- The System – The first one is the system you utilize to water your plants and grass. Automated irrigation systems are specifically designed for these purposes, to maximize water efficiency when natural precipitation is absent. The other great advantage is that once installed; the system does not require much human support to perform the operations. At Bluegrass, we analyze each case meticulously, evaluating conditions, and size, to offer the ideal solution for your water needs. Our mechanisms can help you save as much as half of the water you are currently using outdoor. We also provide maintenance for every single part: head nozzles, controllers, and more—all to reduce leaks and water over-spending.
- Plant Palette – The second factor is the plant palette. When designing the landscape area, we take into consideration which plants grow best in a particular location. With plenty of options to choose from: trees, flowers, bushes, grass, it is vital that you select those that better adapt to the natural environment. As a rule of thumb, tropical and exotic plants –which natural habitat is continuously wet –soak up much water if they are planted in a dry region. That would be the case of the hibiscus plant, for example. On the contrary, accustomed to prolonged droughts, the lantana and the cactus require little water to thrive. This does not necessarily mean that you should go for these desert plants. When our experts at Bluegrass design an outdoor area, they suggest native or regionally appropriate species. Not only will your garden look stunning, but your water requirements will diminish considerably, as well as the time and cost associated with its maintenance.
- An Optimal Landscape – The third factor is keeping a landscape in its optimal shape. Poor maintenance can lead to excessive water evaporation. Our mulching services help keep your soil fresh to minimize the amount of moisture lost through evaporation and, in turn, reducing your water usage.
Understanding landscaping to its best is the most efficient, effective way to maximize water yield. Give us a call at 314-770-2828 or visit our website at https://bluegrasslawn.com/