Why Use Water Efficient Landscaping?

Proper landscaping techniques not only create beautiful landscapes, but also benefit the environment and save water.  In addition, attractive, water-efficient, low-maintenance landscapes can increase home values.

Water efficient landscaping offers many economic and environmental benefits including:

  • Lower water bills from reduced water use.
  • Conservation of natural resources and preservation of habitat for plants and wildlife such as fish and waterfowl.
  • Decreased energy use (and air pollution associated with its generation) because less pumping and treatment of water is required.
  • Reduced home or office heating and cooling costs through the careful placement of trees and plants.
  • Reduced runoff of stormwater and irrigation water that carries topsoils, fertilizers, and pesticides into lakes, rivers, and streams.
  • Fewer yard trimmings to be managed or land filled.
  • Reduced landscaping labor and maintenance costs.
  • Extended life for water resources infrastructure (e.g., reservoirs, treatment plants, groundwater aquifers), thus reduced taxpayer costs.

This information was taken from Water Efficient Landscaping: Preventing Pollution and Using Resources Wisely.

Culvert Maintenance

Keeping the culvert(s) in front of your residence free of debris is important for proper drainage. A periodic check of your culvert(s) and removal of any debris can reduce flooding during the rainy season

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