It’s the fourth year of a severe drought in California and the High Sierra. All of us at Estate Landscape are working on measures to help conserve water in your landscape and still provide healthy plants for you to enjoy.
One means in which we are accomplishing this is a naturally occurring mineral named diatomaceous earth. The product is labeled as Axis. This mineral improves soil structure, can reduce soil compaction and has the quality of holding much more water than its size. And then releasing this water slowly, later. With this amendment, plants and lawns can be watered less frequently and help with conservation. Visit the Axis website for more information.
Estate Landscape has been been applying this Axis product to our “Best Package” maintenance clients for a several years. It is available to all of our clients as an added service along with lawn aeration.
We will be incorporating this into all new landscape installations as part of the soil preparation process for flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns. Our way of helping conserve water and keep landscapes looking their best.
Another means to conserve water is to look at your sprinkler system and the efficiency of the application of the water it puts out. Many sprinkler systems that have been installed 3 years ago and older do not have the most current technology. Today the application efficiency of applying water to your plants can be increased by making a simple nozzle upgrade. The Hunter MP Rotator nozzle can be retrofitted to most Toro, Rainbird and Hunter pop up spray and fixed shrub heads. We have been installing these on all new landscape installations for more than 4 years.
We can make an assessment of your sprinkler needs and provide a quote to retrofit you system.
Call us today about either of these water conservation measures.