Our Water Conservation Services
Soil Testing & Soil Treaments
What’s the old saying?… An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure.
So it is with water conservation. Most water use issues begin in the soil. Being able to identify and correct soil issues can prevent having to implement more costly water conservation efforts, such as re-designing the irrigation system or the entire landscape.
The goal of water conservation is to use the least amount of water to support the health needs of the plants in the landscape.
Often we are able to treat the soil with nutrients and additives to allow for healthy plants and less water usage.
That’s why the first step in any water conservation project is to get the soil(s) tested at Waypoint Analytical laboratory.
From their findings we will make the necessary adjustments to your soil from additives, nutrients, and/or mulching.
Turf Removal & Replacement
We can give you options, about whether replacing your turf grass with a different species or removing it all together will fit your water conservation needs. We also have the capability of adding soil amendments, Like polymers or similar water conserving products. Adding these to the soil can extend the time between waterings.
We can help you redesign your landscaping to create an aesthetically pleasing environment with lower water use requirements.
We begin by identifying hydro zones. Hydro zones are the smallest water management units identified within a water conservation plan.
Hydro zones allow us to treat the water needs of one hydro zone differently than another. So basically we’re trying to ask the question of how much water do different landscapes require.
We take into consideration all the different species of plants within your landscape and how they interact, to affect the water usage requirements of your property.
Based on the particulars of your landscape we can create a natural looking low water use design. We can help you design hydro zones that have a low water dependency.
Factors that affect water use by zone include sunlight, temperature, humidity, wind, plant species, plant size, and other site characteristics.
We can let you know whether your landscape needs to be replanted with specific drought resistant plants, or if we can still save water with your existing plants.
We consider how much shade or sunlight is hitting a particular area given the mix of trees, ground covers, and shrubs in each hydro zone.
We can have plants spaced close together or far apart with ground cover and without.