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Wenzel Select Properties Newsletter-Vol 11 Issue 8


Try These Tips to Conserve Water in Your Landscaping

A water-efficient landscape reduces outdoor water usage and saves you money on your water bill. Here are some ways to create and nurture a water-conserving landscape.

Don’t Waste Water
Watering your plants and trees in the cooler hours of the morning helps them retain water and lose less of it to evaporation. Avoid watering at the end of the day as wet leaves on plants and trees can lead to mildew and fungus. Soaker hoses use 50% less water than sprinklers. You can lay soaker hoses in your garden bed and leave them there all season.

Use Native Plants
Growing native plants lowers your water usage because they’ve had generations to acclimate to the local soil, climate, and rainfall. Learn which plants and trees are native to your area by visiting a local botanical garden or gardening association. You can also research online and consult local gardening business owners to find the best native plants for your landscaping needs.

Think About Plant Size
Before placing larger plants in your yard, find out how tall and wide the shrubs and trees grow, their water requirements, and sunlight needs. Don’t overcrowd your plantings, as this will require additional water. Instead, remember that sparse initial plantings will fill in as they grow and mature.

Mulch Correctly
Placing mulch around plants and trees helps reduce water loss while combating weeds that can steal water from your greenery. Buy bark mulch from the store or use organic mulches such as pine needles, grass clippings, or ground-up leaves, which help add nutrients to the soil in your garden.

Use Porous Path Material
When you make your garden paths out of porous materials such as pebbles, gravel, spaced bricks, or pavers without mortar, water can reach the ground and nourish plant roots. Using nonporous materials such as concrete creates water runoff that can cause erosion. To prevent weed growth through porous path materials, lay down a layer of landscaping paper before adding the pebbles or gravel.

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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