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Why You Need A Low Maintenance Landscape in La Verkin

Modern Xeriscaping Design in Front Yard with Trees and ShrubsAn elegant, low maintenance landscape is ideal for rental properties in La Verkin. Tenants choose to keep up maintenance on a yard that doesn’t require too much work, and low maintenance plants, shrubs, and trees will guarantee that they thrive for many years. The best low maintenance landscape designs help to minimize the use of water, working with a variety of strategies and techniques to achieve a look that is both beautiful and easy to maintain.

Zeroscaping and Xeriscaping

If you have ever gone to visit the American southwest, the chances are that you’ve seen varieties of both zeroscaping and xeriscape. Although they may sound similar, there is a difference between the two. Zeroscaping refers to landscaping that uses virtually no water. The most common options are decorative rocks and gravel, with probably some cactus put in. While some people find this look appealing, most prefer a little more green in their yard.

So that is where xeriscape takes place. Xeriscaping is a landscape design technique that uses drought-resistant plants to create a vibrant, green yard with minimal water use. While xeriscape may incorporate elements of hardscaping (like decorative paths or stone terraces, walls, and rock features), the emphasis is on green plants. Most xeriscape designs include small areas of lawn, containing drought-tolerant flowers and flowering shrubs. In warm climates, these flowering plants often produce colorful blooms all year long. The plants are supported by drip systemsthat supply water directly to the roots, eliminating any wasted water. Although they often used in warm areas, xeriscaping can be used just about anywhere as long as you use native varieties of drought-resistant plants and trees.

Evergreens and Perennials

Several things can minimize the effort required to keep a beautiful yard like evergreens and perennials. Evergreen trees and shrubs are easy to grow, making them a great option for rental properties. For dramatic greenery, you may also provide several different kinds of evergreens in a yard or planter bed. Perennials are another easy-care part of a low maintenance yard. Perennials are flowers that return on their own every year, such as peony, hydrangea, and lavender. The only effort required to enjoy these alluring plants is to decide which ones to plant in your property’s garden area.

Elements to Avoid

Creating a low-effort landscape depends on knowing what to do as it is about knowing what not to do. Many of us consider fruit trees an attractive option, but those fruit trees require far more maintenance than other types of trees. They often have very specific water requirements, need annual pruning, and usually need to be fertilized carefully to grow high-quality fruit. When the fruit does grow, it often attracts birds, insects, and rodents, none of which your tenants will enjoy. Unless treated with pesticides, the fruit is often inedible, and if harvested from the tree, it will drop to the ground in the fall, creating a big mess. The smell of rotting fruit is unpleasant, so your tenant would probably be unhappy with picking it up and disposing of it every year.

By learning about different easy-care landscaping techniques – and knowing the things to avoid – you can create a beautiful, low maintenance landscape for your La Verkin rental property that your tenants will doubtlessly enjoy. To learn more about what upgrades would best fit your property, contact our team at Real Property Management Southern Utah today at 435-673-4242.

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