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Smart Choices for Landscape

Did you know that water use for landscape accounts for as much as 70 percent of total residential water use? The unfortunate part is that much of it is wasted. According to, "close to half of the water used outdoors is wasted through overwatering, runoff and evaporation." Making smart choices with sprinklers, plants and maintenance can dramatically reduce your water bills and your landscape will thrive!

Choose plants for Southern California’s climate:

  • Select plants with moderate to low water needs

  • Match your plants’ sun and water needs within shrub and flowers that are similar in each area

  • Use your favorite high water need plants as accents in areas that are protected from heat and wind

  • Encourage healthy roots with soil preparation and deep, less frequent watering as plants become established.

Mowing & Mulching:

  • Raise the lawnmower blade to mow higher and help the lawn grow deeper roots

  • Keep a 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch in planting beds to limit evaporation and help control weeds

  • Direct rainwater from the roof into a rain barrel or shrub bed and away from the home’s foundation

Sprinkler Systems:

  • Create a custom watering schedule and regularly adjust your sprinkler timer

  • Install a smart sprinkler controller that will automatically adjust to changing conditions

  • Use rotating sprinkler nozzles for lawn and groundcovers

  • Convert from spray watering to drip, bubblers, and microsprays for shrubs and flower beds

  • Install a rain sensor to automatically shut off sprinklers

  • Change or cap sprinkler heads in areas converted from lawn to shrub and flower beds

  • Repair sprinkler leaks and adjust for blocked spray and runoff to avoid water waste

Our Professionals at Pacific Vista Landscape Services

Whether we are working on a new, complex installation, or a simple site improvement, our professional crews have years of experience using the industry established "best practices". Call us today at 661-222-7525 and let us help you with your landscape vision!

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