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Wenzel Select Properties Newsletter-Vol 13 Issue 8


Tips for Conserving Water in Your Landscaping

Use these tips to create an aesthetically pleasing landscape while also being mindful of water conservation.

Choose Native and Drought-Resistant Plants
Opt for plant species that are native to your region and can thrive with minimal watering once they are established. These plants are adapted to the local climate and require less maintenance.

Utilize Compost and Mulch
Enhance water retention around plant roots by incorporating compost into the soil during planting. Cover the area with a layer of mulch to reduce evaporation. Leave some space around the base of each plant and avoid creating mulch mounds around trees and plants.

Water Deeply and Infrequently
Instead of frequent light watering, provide deep soakings to your plants. This encourages deeper root growth and reduces water loss through evaporation. Watering less often but more deeply also promotes healthier and more resilient plants.

Minimize Your Lawn Area
Lawns consume a significant amount of water. Consider reducing the size of your lawn by replacing portions of it with drought-resistant ground cover that requires no mowing. This saves water and reduces maintenance efforts.

Use Gray Water and Rainwater
Install systems to collect and reuse gray water from activities such as laundry and dishwashing, as well as rainwater for irrigation. These sustainable methods provide a free source of water for your landscape and reduce the need for fresh water.

Install a Drip Irrigation System
Drip irrigation systems deliver water directly to the root zone of plants, minimizing water waste through evaporation and runoff. Compared to traditional sprinkler systems, they can save 20% to 50% more water. Consider adding a timer to ensure efficient watering.

Conserving water not only benefits the environment but also reduces your water bills in the long run.

Managing Broker: Lisa Wenzel - 630 430-4797

Broker: Melissa Mathis – 630 392-5171

Broker: Freddy Wenzel - 630 750-4797

Broker: Danny Reed - 708 703-4653

Broker: Kristine Emmel - 847 489-8965

Broker: Catherine Lopez - 630 981-4572

Broker: Michaela Valle – 630 946-4269

Broker: April Stary – 630 962-4820

Broker: Nina Rodriguez – 224 587-0780

Broker: Eumeka Aguado - 847 513-4433

Harmanpreet Singh - 630 440-1578

Anthony Abbatacola – 630 310-7493
Team Wenzel, 1120 Norfolk Street, Downers Grove IL 60516
The material in this publication is provided for your informational purpose only and is not intended to substitute professional advice. If your property is currently listed with a Real Estate Broker, this publication is not intended as a solicitation.

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