Keep your soil healthy.
Soil is the heart of every landscape design. If your healthy soil is healthy, it can absorb excess nutrients and sediments, retain water, minimize runoff and cycle nutrients. Don’t forget to have your garden’s soil tested for pH, organic matter, soil composition and nutrient content. There are tons of soil test kits available in the market.
Stick to a regular maintenance schedule.
Remove all the weeds whenever necessary. Also, replace the mulch around shrubs and other garden plants.
Eliminate or minimize fertilizer.
Do you know that adding fertilizer encourages new growth? This causes your entire landscape to need extra water. If you want to use fertilizer, look for those that contain “slow-release” or “natural organic” ingredients. These types of fertilizers feed the plants evenly and slowly.
Plan a water-smart landscape design.
Are you thinking of renovating your home, and then incorporating a water-smart design? Reach out to a Malaysia interior design company, so you can plan a landscape design with sufficient water based on your climate.
Group the plants depending on their water needs.
Grouping the plants based on their watering needs lessens water use, and at the same time protects all the plants from overwatering and underwatering. For instance, shrub areas and turf areas must be separated at all times into several “hydrozones” due to differing water requirements.
Aerate your garden soil.
Soil aeration can do wonders in your garden. You can do this with the help of a basic lawn aerator to increase water infiltration to the ground. This can also enhance the flow of water to your plants’ root zone.