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:
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.
Betenbough Homes currently offers homeowners the following alternative landscaping options:
Midland – Smartscape Option (Xeriscape)
Odessa – North Park Rockscape Option (Xeriscape)
Our landscaping options are subject to change. Contact the sales office in your region for up-to-date information.