A soft green lawn might be desirable in your front and back yards. However, having a lawn can increase your water consumption by up to 60%. Not only is this expensive but also resource intensive. Besides, in the Okanagan summer, your lawn will eventually look yellow and crisp with water bans and warm temperatures. But, what if we told you that there was a way to landscape your property so that it used minimal water and still looked fantastic year-round? Well, let us introduce you to xeriscaping. In this article, we will go over how you can use your gravel supplier in Kelowna to create an awesome xeriscape. Follow along below to learn more!
Use Your Gravel Supplier in Kelowna to Build a Xeriscape
Xeriscapes are a type of landscape that focuses on eliminating or reducing the need for irrigation. This means that a proper xeriscape won’t need much more water than what is provided by the natural climate. Xeriscapes often get mistaken or confused for hardscapes. However, it is important to know the difference between the two. A xeriscape has plants, rock, and soil but the main objective is to use as little water as possible. A hardscape has no plants and is mainly constructed from rocks, gravel, and other aggregates.
To build a successful xeriscape, it is best to use gravel and similar materials sparingly. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a hardscape. Gravel should be used as an accent for pathways, or around other features in your landscape. The same thing applies to other materials like river rock, landscape rock, and crusher chips.
Contact Us About Gravel for Your Xeriscape!
If you are looking for a more environmentally friendly/ cost-effective way to landscape your property, consider a xeriscape. Xeriscaping is a great way to save money and resources! At Kelowna Sand and Gravel, we have the materials you need to create an awesome xeriscape. Contact us today for more information about the products we carry. Be sure to check out our blog again next month for more sand and gravel content.
We look forward to working with you in the future!