Sustainable Landscaping

February 1st, 2017 by Summitadmin

It’s that time of year, when the plants in your landscape dig deep to strengthen their roots, you too can take stock of the bones of your landscape. Maybe there are some shrubs which no longer have the right type of structure and form or a section of grass that just hasn’t done well over the years. Now is a great time to take it all in and create a plan for the year ahead. 
 
We get calls all the time from people inquiring about how to achieve greater water savings and lower maintenance. Here’s the good news! It’s possible! Just because you want to create a more climate appropriate landscape for South Texas - doesn’t mean it needs to look like the face of Mars! (We get it, if that’s your thing - we’re headed your way with some Red Sand from Poteet and boulders from West Texas!) However, for the rest of you who are looking for a sustainable landscape that provides beauty year round, we have a few suggestions:
 
  1. Make a short list of the things you actually like. Maybe your mind often returns to a beautiful spot on a resort you visited in the past. Why not recreate that serene space in your own landscape? Odds are there is a way to do it on a budget and to a scale that matches your home. 
  2. Take a visit to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens and look at the plants that are really thriving. The Gardens have a beautiful native plant section for you to enjoy. While some plants may look a little larger or unkempt in a native space, with limited trimming and selection of dwarf varieties - you may find exactly what your landscape needs. 
  3. Focus on sustainability. Your landscape should evolve and mature over time. Working with a talented design team will help you create a landscape that looks great every step of the way. 
 
When you’re ready to take the next step give us a call. Our team is ready to help you achieve a landscape that is uniquely yours! For the month of February we’re offering 10% off landscape designs when you mention this blog post. C’mon, you know that’s a great deal!   

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