Xeriscaping is quite often called zeroscaping and for many people the name of the landscaping style means lower water use landscaping. However, the correct name is xeriscape or xeriscaping. When xeriscaping first became popular 30 plus years ago, the title and the reality of it sounded like the end of the front yard and back yard as we knew it. It is simple enough a landscaping style or method that requires little to no watering. It looks great and it means mowing the lawn is no longer a chore you need to do because with xeriscaping the lawn is gone.
Around America and in Albuquerque most homes use around 300 gallons of water a day and about 1/3rd of the water is used outside on the lawn, flowerbeds, the garden, and landscaping.
Drought is way of life in the great Southwest, including New Mexico, which annually gets around 12 inches of rainfall per year. From a financial perspective, a conservation support and saving the environment, xeriscaping your Albuquerque yards, both front and back makes perfect sense.
Strategies for Xeriscape Landscaping Your Albuquerque’s Home Yard
1. Look Up the Albuquerque Water Authority Website and Learn How to Get the Water Rebates for Converting to Xeriscape Landscaping
The City of Albuquerque’s, Albuquerque Water Authority’s
xeriscape water bill rebate program may help you pay for your new xeriscape
landscaping project at your Albuquerque home.
2. Xeriscaping May be Less If you Hire an Albuquerque Landscaper
to do the Job for You
Landscaping companies receive discounts on materials and own their own equipment including bobcats, trucks, backhoes, and hole augers. Landscaping company employees work fast, they are experts at installing plants properly so they live after planted and they can manage big items like landscaping rocks and tons of landscaping gravel safely and install them quickly. They know how to install a drip irrigation system correctly and hook up the system on water timer, so you do not have to lift a finger to water your landscaping afterwards. Plus, they guarantee their work.
Obtain multiple estimates from local Albuquerque landscaping
companies. Get two quotes from each company. One quote is for the company to do
the entire landscaping job. The other quote is for them to complete the parts
of the job you do not know how to do or cannot do like installing large
boulder, installing a drip irrigation watering system or ripping out your old
3. Complete a Full Price Comparison for the Materials for the Job from Big Box Retail Stores to Prices at Local Landscaping Material Providers and Local Construction Material Supply Companies.
You would be surprised at how prices at local companies are as good or better than the big box stores. Be sure to make your price comparisons on the entire project so you can do your Albuquerque xeriscaping landscaping project for the lowest price possible.
Albuquerque Xeriscaping can be done on a budget and some of the materials you use can be found for free. A well-done xeriscape landscaped yard can save you money on your water bill, help the environment because it requires little or no fertilizer or pesticides and it will be beautiful