Be the change you want to see. We are in the design stages of reinventing our landscape to be drought-friendly with help from our our sponsor, Scotts® EveryDrop™.
I’ve recently been noticing not everyone clearly understands the significance of our current water situation in California. Quite frankly, not only does it concern me, but saddens me as well. For as long as I can remember, water conservation has always been a topic of discussion and on the tip of everyone’s tongues, but actions speak louder than words and my family is ready to adopt a whole new water conscious lifestyle by reinventing our yard. See, I love California and I want to do my part to protect it even if the role I play is tiny.
Tip: Water your property in the morning. Water evaporates in the afternoon before plants can use it and can cause fungus or other diseases in the evening.
Over the next few months, we are personally doing our part by redoing our own property with sustainable plants and mulch planting beds with hopes of leading by example having other follow suit. When we first moved into our home we knew we were going to have to make some seriously landscape renovations, but hesitated because we needed to install a pricy sprinkler system. With revised plans for drought-tolerant designs, we can bypass that all together and make the most of available water and save up to 25 percent.
We have a few other tricks up our sleeves, and I’m loving the designing phase so much. I’ve learned so much through this process and drought-friendly plants and flowerbeds are really beautiful.
Some drought-tolerant landscape ideas are: Foliage plants, native plants like yarrow, Creeping thyme, Purple catmint, and these Echoinocactus grusoni (Mexican slow-growing cactus), the European Sempervivum and the Helictotrichon sempervirens which are those thin, blue-gray blades of grass that grow to look like bushes.
I’m so excited to start working on our family’s new beautiful space! Thanks to Scotts® EveryDrop™ and it’s unique blend of wetting agents designed to help move water freely and evenly through all types of soil. This will consistently reduce runoff and pooling letting more water access the roots, helping the landscape thrive.
So regardless if we are blessed with rain or at the mercy of the hose, EveryDrop™ comes to the rescue and is our hero. I never in a million years thought something so beautiful as these plants would be so easy to maintain. So thrilled we are finally making the transition and I encourage your family to do the same!
Photo credits: Nicole Standley
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