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Xeriscaping: What it is and How it Can Benefit You

Richardson Rental Property with a Xeriscaped YardAs an investor, one of your top concerns should be ensuring your Richardson rental properties have appealing yet low-maintenance landscaping. Conceding that there are numerous ways to attain this, one way that’s becoming known on a national scale is xeriscaping. Although xeriscaping has its roots in desert areas, it is speedily becoming the landscaping method of choice for rental property owners in diverse markets. This has to do with the fact that multiple aspects of xeriscaping provide unmistakable gains 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 could possibly benefit you.

Figuring out whether xeriscaping is right for your properties starts with understanding what it is – and what it isn’t. There are lots of typical misperceptions over xeriscaping. Quite a lot of property owners suppose that a xeriscaped yard doesn’t have grass or trees. But, as a matter of fact, this is not true. Xeriscaping is a particular style of landscaping designed to use smaller amounts of water more efficiently. This should embody reducing, but not eliminating, lawns or flower beds, planting hardy, drought-resistant trees, and shrubs, and adding decorative rocks or other “hardscaping” elements.

This method of landscaping has various distinct perks and benefits. With 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, as well, great 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 at the bottom of trees or in shady areas of the yard.

Decorative rock comes in a wide range of colors and sizes, providing you an opportunity to simply add custom rock sections to your landscaping that fuse with your current landscaping design. There are, moreover, approaches to achieve a xeriscaped yard for far less money than you have imagined, mainly if you can find and use low-cost or even free materials. Picture 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 evolved into a go-to preference for investors who want attractive-looking landscaping year-round.

A particular relevant benefit of xeriscaping is that it is very low-maintenance. Smaller lawn areas mean less mowing and trimming without sacrificing any curb appeal. Hardy trees and plants tend to be somewhat slower growing, which may mean less trimming. Tenants will, in all likelihood, be happy with how little maintenance the yard demands, which could motivate them to stay in the home for a very long time. Your water bill will decrease, and your rental property will continue to look absolutely nice and clean from season to season.

Need more guidance on landscaping? Has maintenance become overwhelming? Real Property Management One Source has a full staff of Richardson property managers ready to take over for you. For more information, contact us online or call us at 214-960-1612.

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