When it comes to landscape design, not everyone understands how to incorporate sustainability. Sustainability is simply another word for environmentally friendly. Implementing it into your landscape design can mean that maintenance is reduced and the impact on the environment is lessened. This is good news for your pocket and energy levels as well as for the planet.
So what exactly can we do to make our landscape design more sustainable? There are many elements to be considered.
- Make the area water wise. Part of this is planting natives or other plants that like the kind of dry weather that most of our country is blessed – or cursed – with. We don’t have to use a tonne of water every day to keep those lawns and gardens green and healthy. Growing shrubs and plants that prefer or tolerate dry weather means you use less water. This reduces your costs and the time taken to water the garden, not to mention the cost of replacing plants that die when water restrictions come into being.