Green Landscaping in Sacramento
Green landscaping in Sacramento is huge right now. Not only has the drought shown the importance of reducing water use, but as Sacramento continues to grow, so too does the need for environmentally friendly landscape options and a commitment to sustainable properties.
At FiveSTAR Landscape, we’re happy to provide a variety of green landscaping options. The following are some tips and strategies to ensure an environmentally friendly landscape on your Sacramento property.
How to Make Sure Your Landscape is Environmentally Friendly
- Choose Only Native and Drought Tolerant Plants
Plants that are native to the Central Valley and Sacramento are going to be better at surviving the weather, so you won’t need to worry as much about watering, fertilization, etc. The more natural your landscape is, the less extra maintenance it will need to thrive. This is one of the cornerstones of environmentally friendly landscaping – reducing water use while still adding green plants.
- Don’t Be Afraid to Go Plant Free
Plants are good for the environment, but a little bit of grass isn’t always worth the water and chemicals you may have to use to maintain it. Xeriscaping with hardscape rather than grass reduces water use and maintenance considerably, and thus reduces the amount of waste that can go into maintaining a property. Remember, a basketball court, bocce ball court, or patio are still extremely fun, and will use less water than plants.
- Create Space for Solar
Your landscape can always work for you. Sacramento is extremely sunny, and solar energy is becoming more affordable than ever. You can also consider creating space on your property for the addition of solar power panels, and trying to find a way to turn your property into something that can bring sustainable energy and bring you money.
- Mosquito Repelling Plants
You’d be surprised how many chemicals are used each year on mosquitos. Consider some mosquito repelling plants. That way you can remain mosquito free and do so in a green landscaping way. Don’t forget to ask us about our mosquito free landscapes, which reduce the number of mosquitos considerably.
- Use Green Maintenance
Of course, green landscape design is only one part of the puzzle. How you maintain it is also important. Remember to leave honey bees alone, use non-gas mowers when possible, avoid bug zappers (these almost always only kill useful bugs), and try your best to keep up with regular green maintenance strategies. If you’re concerned, talk to a FiveSTAR Landscape designer, and we’ll happily try to create a landscape that works with your own maintenance goals.
Green Landscaping in Sacramento, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, etc.
There is simply no better, more important time right now to make a big commitment to green landscaping. If you’re interested in learning more about green landscaping your property, contact FiveSTAR Landscape today at 916-735-1100.