Sustainable Landscaping | Gorgeous and Earth-Friendly
Terraza Plan 2 | San Diego | Pardee Homes
You are living an eco-conscious lifestyle and making an effort to be green whenever possible, but what about your yard? Taking a sustainable approach to your landscaping conserves resources while providing a stunning setting for your home. Here are some tips on how you can achieve both gorgeous and sustainable landscaping.
Beautiful Not Boring
Sustainable, drought-tolerant plants come in a variety of colors, styles and shapes, so you don’t have to sacrifice style for sustainability. There are also some advantages to planting drought-tolerant plants because they require less maintenance. Use decorative grass throughout your yard, and you won’t have to worry about mowing ever again, or fill in areas around your other plants with ground covering. Want some color? There are numerous strong, drought-resistant perennials that bloom in vibrant shades. You can also blend in decorative stones and gravel to create multiple levels of interest.
To ensure your yard thrives, use native plants, shrubs and trees. When you use native plants in your landscaping, they don’t need as much water because they are already adapted to the local environment. Visit your local nursery to find out what plants will work best in your climate.
Strada Plan 3 | Las Vegas | Pardee Homes
Replacing outdated sprinkler systems with drip irrigation systems goes a long way in conserving water and lowering your bill. Smart drip irrigation systems, such as the ones available as part of Pardee Homes’ WaterSmart® program, help ensure water is being used appropriately. Also, consider purchasing a Rain Bird ESP-TM2 Series controller, which will be available in future Las Vegas Pardee Homes communities. With the ESP-TM2, you can set timers to create a watering schedule that fits your landscaping needs.
Forest for the Trees
Think about the future and how your sustainable landscaping will pay off in the long run. You will reduce your carbon footprint, save money and protect the earth’s natural resources — all while accenting your home that others will want to model their own landscapes after.
Drought-tolerant landscaping is just one of the many ways Pardee Homes works to lay the foundation for green homes. All Pardee homes come standard with LivingSmart®, a program that includes WaterSmart and other smart features to improve the health and well-being of you and your family, as well as the planet.
Have any questions about LivingSmart or any other Pardee Homes’ features? Reach out to our New Home Specialists today for more information.