How to Achieve a Greener Future with Sustainable Landscaping

How to Achieve a Greener Future with Sustainable Landscaping

Persistent drought is a problem in Southern California. However, sustainable landscaping can lead to a greener future. But how do we get there? Selecting the proper plants is one way to create an environmentally friendly, low-maintenance landscape.

So, what are the most suitable types of plants for our landscape? The answer is as beautiful as it is practical: California native plants. With their unique and captivating beauty, these plants are not just acclimated to our dry conditions; they thrive in them. Non-native plants, on the other hand, demand much more water to survive in our area. By designing a landscape with the appropriate selection of these native plants, you not only reduce water use but also create a stunning, low-maintenance landscape that can help you save money. Sounds like a win-win, doesn't it?

Benefits of Using Southern California Native Plants

It's wild to think that many of the plants in our local landscape are not native to California. In fact, not even the weeds are local to our region. Non-native plants dominate our landscape in SoCal. That's because our climate allows for many different plants from around the world to thrive here. With so many plant options, it's easy to see why many grow non-native plants. However, a change is overdue.

Here are some of the reasons to prioritize California native plants:

  • Drought tolerant
  • Low water requirements
  • They add beauty and color to your space
  • They create a sense of place
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Erosion control

What are the Benefits of a Sustainable Landscape

As a HOA manager or commercial property manager, getting the most from your money makes sense. Sustainable landscape designs look good, can save you money, and are good for the environment.

Here are some of the other incredible benefits of an environmentally friendly landscape design:

  • Minimizes our carbon footprint
  • Improves soil health
  • It conserves water
  • Is low maintenance
  • Provides a habitat for wildlife
  • Will thrive without the use of little to no fertilizers or pesticides
  • It helps reduce waterway pollution by minimizing rainwater runoff
  • Is energy efficient

Sustainable and Climate Appropriate Activities for Your Landscape

  • Xeriscaping
  • Habitat Creation
  • Edible Landscape
  • Grasscycling
  • Mulching
  • Erosion Control
  • Composting
  • Conserving Water


Experience Quality Service. The Difference...Is Growing

Are you an HOA manager who is looking to reduce landscape maintenance costs? We can help! Westturf will design a sustainable landscape to be attractive, harmonious and efficient. Once complete, your landscape will require only minimal resources to maintain. Call us at 760-650-3120 or send us a message.

Let's work together

If you have a creative project in mind, get in contact with Westturf today! When it comes to quality efficient landscaping services, we are the first you should call. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Westturf Landscape Management
701 Mercantile Street
Vista, CA 92083
Phone: 760.650.3120

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