LAS VEGAS, Nev. (702 Times, NV Globe) – Homeowners are thinking of removing natural turf in order to protect their trees and plants as water rates increase.
Although removing natural grass is an excellent way to save water, plants and shrubs will still need to be watered.
“You’ll have to redesign your irrigation system,” according to Dr. Dale Devitt, professor at UNLV’s School of Life Sciences.
“You can’t expect a single bubbler on a 40-foot tree to deliver the right amount of water,” he said.
A book about choosing and caring for trees in a desert climate was written by Devitt.
He makes the point that if a tree or shrub doesn’t get enough water, it becomes vulnerable to insect infestations or fungus damage, which might eventually lead to the tree or shrub’s demise.
Devitt supports eradicating natural grass since it consumes a lot of water.
According to him, conducting some study on what you leave behind after removing your natural turf will help you use water wisely.
“Their is a lot of information on the internet, but the university also provides a wide range of information,” he said.
Credits: FOX 5 VEGAS
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