To mention the fact that this year has been an especially hot and dry one would be painfully obvious. However, it is crucial that we realize just how severe this year’s weather really is. Record-breaking temperatures and low levels of rainfall are two symptoms of our global climate crisis we are feeling in our area this year. For those among us who are dedicated towards staying afoot on the latest and most relevant information in the fight against climate change, foreboding headlines such as this one are becoming so commonplace that it is sometimes hard to understand the magnitude of what is being reported. Every day we are flooded with information about serious weather events around the world, but feeling the effects like these underlines the implications of this global issue close to home. With the effects of climate change creeping closer and closer into our backyards, we concerned citizens are led to consider what may be done there to help in the fight.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, about 30 percent of water used in American homes is used on our outdoor areas alone, 9 billion gallons of water a day just on our lawns and gardens. When we compare the necessity of water to the value we place on our landscapes, it is clear that we must do everything we can to harness the power of this dwindling resource while still maintaining value for our property. This crucial balance will surely become one the focal points of our future climate crisis.

Tactical Land Care is dedicated towards leading the fight against climate change in our region by helping you optimize the use of water on your property. Select plants for your green areas that can handle our local heat and drought stresses in order to reduce your initial need for water. Oaks, cedars, and maples are great for a drought resistant canopy while daylilies, irises, and hostas are great options for an understory. Water your green areas during the early morning or during the late afternoon to ensure maximum root hydration by avoiding the evaporating effects of the midday sun. Invest in state-of-the-art irrigation technologies that coordinate with local weather trends and patterns to optimize your water usage.

These are just a few of the ways that our team of experts at Tactical Land Care will work with you to better understand the specific water-related requirements of your property and meet them. We will give you the facts you need in order to make the crucial decisions that can increase the sustainability of your landscape and help us reduce our impact on the world’s crucial water supply. Alternative methods, cutting edge science, and dedicated service are a few of the ways that we find tactical solutions to your specific needs. Give us a call today and show your property and your planet some TLC!