Austin is still facing stage two water restrictions, which will likely continue into the year. If you’re considering a lawn and garden makeover, South Austin Irrigation has three ideas to help you create a low maintenance landscape you’ll love.
1. Try clover
Instead of grass, try planting clover. It’s an easy-care groundcover that:
- needs very little water
- rarely has to be mowed
- remains relatively free of weeds
- doesn’t get discolored from pet urine
- is soft to walk on
- improves existing soil condition
What’s more, when clover blooms, the flowers offer a nice aesthetic touch. The best time to start growing clover is spring to give enough time to grow before winter.
2. Consider adding a rock garden
Rock gardens – which you can make with pebbles, gravel, rocks or sea glass – are good for outdoor spaces of all sizes. The best thing about one is that you never have to worry about watering. You can accentuate them with decorative figurines, birdbaths and/or succulents. For a more dramatic look, you can use large boulders.
3. Plant drought-resistant perennials
Like clover, this type of vegetation requires very little watering. You also have an enormous variety to choose from, including rock cress, lavender, ice plants and foxglove. Plant your perennials on loose soil that drains well and use fertilizer when you see brown spots. Be sure to also mulch wherever possible.
At South Austin Irrigation, we know just how much your landscape means to you. But we also understand that saving money and water are also important. Our experts are here to offer you the irrigation repair information you need. Contact us today!