Adapting Landscape Design in Drought-Stricken Areas

The punishing drought being felt from California to Texas is making things more difficult for farmers, but also for landscape contractors. Micheal Hague of Longo Landscape in Wichita Falls, TX, says landscaping in a drought requires a lot of planning.

“Doing things where you don't have to do big expansive areas of grass, doing just decorate gravel areas, you know there are so many things you can do with gravel these days as far as coloring and then boulders, there are things like that that give you color without having to plant stuff,” says Hague.

Hague has also installed two separate drip irrigation systems: one for the Bermudagrass and the other for plants. He says water collection systems (such as rain barrels) and mulch are also important tools to use when designing landscapes in areas impacted by drought.

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