Albuquerque Landscaping Pros' Xeriscape Services Like Never Before
At the heart of every xeriscape garden is the pursuit of water conservation while creating a stunning landscape. The word xeriscape was coined by the Water Department of Denver, Colorado, in the 1980s. Combing Xēros – the Greek word describing dry – and landscape, xeriscape describe the practice of using drought-resistant plants and landscaping techniques that make the most efficient use of water resources.
As the premier Albuquerque landscaping company, we have perfected the art and science of xeriscape. In this part of the country, where every drop of water is precious, our team appreciates the importance of protecting the water resources we have. To this end, our team of landscaper has developed a knack for creating beautiful landscape designs without having to expend a lot of water, as is the case in other types of landscaping designs.
We believe that you can give front and backyard some sprucing treatment they deserve while remaining faithful to water conservation ideals. In fact, we make it our goal, job, and life's pursuit to help as many homeowners and businesses give their properties a stunning look while being economical in water usage. Rather than planting exotic plants, we focus on creatively using local fauna that you can find in Albuquerque.
Elements Of Albuquerque Landscaping Pros Xeriscape Services
At Albuquerque Landscaping Pros, we believe shrewd water utilization is the foundation of successful xeriscaping. Water conservation is critical and a defining element of a xeriscape garden. When done right, xeriscaping can reduce the amount of water used by 50% to 75%. As such, our landscape designers are always learning and innovating ways to reduce the amount of water a typical garden uses.
We use modern irrigation technology to supply your plants with sufficient water without wasting any of it. For instance, drip-irrigation and soaker hoses allow homeowners to maintain their landscapes in pristine condition while remaining water efficient.
Such systems deliver water directly to the plant's base, negating water loss occasioned by evaporation. Additionally, since these system supply water slowly, they negate the pooling of irrigated water and the subsequent erosion that comes with a supply of excess water.
Finally, we incorporate mulching into the design of the garden. Depending on your stylistic vision and landscaping needs, we can use gravel, wood chips, bark, coarse compost, leaves, or even pine needles to provide the soil with much-needed cover. Mulching is essential as it prevents or lessens moisture loss, soil erosion, and when you use organic mulch, it supplies nutrients to the soil.
In many ways, steps that you take to conserve soil will also help conserve soil. Mulching and using drip irrigation help to ensure your soil remains healthy. That being said, our landscapers will always ensure we use the right soil conservation methods for your xeriscape. If cacti and succulent dominate your garden, we ensure the soil around your property remains appropriately lean as these plants thrive in such conditions.
Using Appropriate, And If Possible, Local Plants
A key ingredient in our services is the selection of appropriate plants. Unlike other landscaping forms, where designers seek to bring a tropical rainforest or temperate garden to desert-like conditions, xeriscaping calls for selecting appropriate fauna. The plants we choose in the design stage are suited for desert conditions. In our approach, we steer away from the temperate and tropical plants. Instead, we focus on creating a stunning garden with plants native to the region.
Generally speaking, desert plants have small, stubby, thick, glossy or fuzzy leaves that help the plant save water. Desert plants are a staple in many xeriscape garden. Some of the best water-wise plants that thrive in scotching heat include Silver Ironweed, desert sunflower, Arizona red shades gaillardia, California poppy, desert zinnia, purple leaf sand cherry, Baja Fairy Duster, and many others.
However, using hardy plant does not mean property owners have to make do with a stale landscape design. There are numerous hardy plants with scented flowers or foliage and vibrant colors. We also use fragrant desert herbs such as Mexican oregano, Mexican anise, lemon verbena, lemon basil scented geranium, and in some cases, thyme.
Desert vines and bushes with scented foliage that we can incorporate in your garden include sweet olive, green brittlebush, beebrush, moonflower, Arabian jasmine, Mariola, creosote, western mugwort, and the Texas mountain laurel.
Drought resistant trees also come in handy. Tress such as acacia, gray birch, eucalyptus, bottle tree, European Hackberry help in thermal regulation around the property by providing the much-needed shade. This allows the ground to retain a lot of the irrigation water while improving the garden's usability.
Aside from choosing the appropriate plant to incorporate our clients' landscape, we also study their property carefully. Of importance to our landscape designers is the availability of natural shade from trees and the shade structures in the property provide. We can take advantage of the all-year-round shade to incorporate desert plants that require more water and thrive under some shade.
Without going into too much detail, you can appreciate that we have a broad scope in plant variety that we can plant. Crucially, we use the entire range to ensure our esteemed clients enjoy the look and feel of their front and backyards.
Limiting Turfed Areas
While some homeowners association may require a certain minimum percentage of the yard to be covered by turf, we reduce turf coverage as a priority. Reducing the size of the turf is one of the best water-saving methods our landscape designers have. We still use turf to improve the functionality and visual appeal of the property. However, when we plant or seed lawns, we use the water-saving variety as much as possible.
What Are The Benefits Of Our Xeriscape Services
#1. Improves Your Property Value
#2. Saves Water
#3. You Incur Less Maintenance
#4. Pollution Free And Cleaner Environment
#5. No Pesticides Or Fertilizers
From designing, construction, and, crucially, the maintenance of your xeriscape, you can rest assured that Albuquerque Landscaping Pros have your back. We are a premier xeriscaping team, and we are also adept in all principles of this revolutionary form of landscaping. Our xeriscaping designers are experienced in creatively combining desert-resistant planting, the environment, and materials to create a stunning space that exceeds your expectations.
With more property owners in Albuquerque looking to spruce up their properties while being water-efficient, Albuquerque Landscaping Pros always ready and willing to lend a helping hand. Contact us today for the best xeriscaping in Albuquerque, NM.