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Xeriscaping: What it is and How it Can Benefit You

Idaho Falls Rental Property with a Xeriscaped YardAs an investor, one of your top concerns should be ensuring your Idaho Falls rental properties have appealing yet low-maintenance landscaping. Even supposing there are multiple approaches to achieve that, one strategy which is really gaining popularity across the country is xeriscaping. Although xeriscaping has its roots in desert areas, it is surely developing into the landscaping method of choice for rental property owners in diverse markets. This is for the reason that numerous aspects of xeriscaping bestow obvious benefits to both you and your tenants. Choosing to xeriscape a yard is an individual choice. To make that decision easier, it’s important first to learn what xeriscaping is and how it can actually benefit you.

Figuring out whether xeriscaping is right for your properties starts with understanding what it is – and what it isn’t. There are plenty of general misperceptions regarding xeriscaping. Most property owners presume that a xeriscaped yard doesn’t have grass or trees. But, this is not correct. Xeriscaping is a particular style of landscaping designed to use smaller amounts of water more efficiently. This would include reducing, but not eliminating, lawns or flower beds, planting hardy, drought-resistant trees, and shrubs, and adding decorative rocks or other “hardscaping” elements.

This way of landscaping has countless real advantages. Unquestionably, by planting trees and shrubs that need less water, you can significantly reduce your utility costs. Most xeriscaping uses a drip system to deliver water directly to plants and trees, avoiding waste. Xeriscaping is, in addition, really good for preventing soil erosion. In wet conditions, decorative rock can help stabilize saturated soils, control drainage, and keep running water away from your property’s foundation. In dry climates, decorative rock is used to prevent wind erosion and to cover unsightly bare patches below the trees or in shady areas of the yard.

Decorative rock comes in a wide range of colors and sizes, rendering the possibility of very easily adding custom rock areas to your landscaping that mix up really well with your current landscaping design. There are, additionally, many ways to achieve a xeriscaped yard for far less money than you may have thought at first, especially if you can find and use low-cost or even free materials. Just imagine the eye-catching appeal of a path made from river rock or pebbles curving across the yard. There are so many attractive ways to landscape with rocks that it has truly become a go-to option for investors who desire and want to have charming landscaping year-round.

Need more guidance on landscaping? Has maintenance become overwhelming? Real Property Management Southeast Idaho has a full staff of Idaho Falls property managers ready to take over for you. For more information, contact us online or call us at 208-522-2400.

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