Water Efficient Landscaping in West Texas

With water restrictions in place in Lubbock and the Permian Basin, planning for summer landscaping can be a challenge. Landscaping can require a significant amount of water, so how can you have a beautiful landscape and still be a responsible homeowner? We recently spoke with Nathan Lozano from L&L Custom Lawn Care in Lubbock to see what options homeowners have during drought conditions.

Nathan said there are several trees and plants that do well in drought conditions and are frequently used at L&L:

Indian Hawthorne

photo source: gardenerdirect.com
photo source: gardenerdirect.com

Texas Sage

photo source: WendysHat.com
photo source: WendysHat.com

Mexican Feathergrass

photo source: onlineplantguide.com
photo source: onlineplantguide.com

Crape Myrtle

photo source: wikipedia.com
photo source: wikipedia.com

 Desert Willow

photo source: filesite.org
photo source: filesite.org

Yucca

photo source: prairietayles.blogspot.com
photo source: prairietayles.blogspot.com

Vitex

photo source: atreeaday.com
photo source: atreeaday.com

Nathan said they are currently using a type of Bermuda grass called, “celebration”. This grass is drought tolerant and does not require as much water as other types of grass. Coupled with trees and plants, like the ones pictured above, you can still achieve a great landscape. Another tip he shared is that you can use decomposed granite as a base instead of mulch in a flower bed. Decomposed granite better retains water in the ground. He recommends Sparkman’s Nursery and Mary Lee Gardens if you’re interested in purchasing water efficient plants and trees in Lubbock. L&L Custom Lawn Care is also located in Lubbock. You can reach them at (806) 548-1278.

Local nurseries in Odessa are John’s Corner or A Yard Dog, and La Casa Verde in Midland.

Betenbough Homes currently offers homeowners the following alternative landscaping options:
Midland – Smartscape Option (Xeriscape)
Odessa –  North Park Rockscape Option (Xeriscape)

photo source: (Odessa American) oaoa.com
photo source: (Odessa American) oaoa.com

Our landscaping options are subject to change. Contact the sales office in your region for up-to-date information.

 

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