Texas is warm (and that’s putting it mildly) most months of the year. In fact, the average temperature in September is 91 degrees, and the average for October is 82 degrees.
Making matters worse, according to Drought.gov, there are approximately 9,284,000 Texas residents in drought areas (37% of the state’s population), and 6,012,000 more (24% of the state’s population) in abnormally dry areas. As a result, Texans need to water their lawns on an almost year-round basis. And that can result in a consistently high water bill.
However, a home’s landscape can do more than just make the property look good. It can also help reduce the amount of water needed to keep the yard looking good. And this, in turn, can reduce the water bill.
For those who live drought areas, there may also be restrictions on how often the lawn can be watered, so the right landscaping can help a property owner remain in compliance.
These are some of the ways that landscaping can help Texans conserve water and save on their monthly water bill.
“Utilizing energy-efficient landscaping can improve both your home’s exterior appearance and energy savings, resulting in a reduction in maintenance costs, a more tranquil home, lower water usage, and cleaner air,” according to Susan Brandt of Blooming Secrets, an e-commerce gardening website.