By Debrah Langston

Landscapers and other experts also developed and carried out new and innovative irrigation techniques, as well as new ways of collecting water. One such process involves the use of rain barrels to capture run off from houses and other buildings. Water can be collected in these barrels, and then stored until it is needed to be used.

Experts have come up with various different ways to combat this problem over the years. One way is to use extensive amounts of irrigation. While this results in a beautiful, well maintained landscape, this causes problems of its own. Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert and is hundreds of miles away from any viable source of water. In order for landscaping to remain lush and vibrant through use of irrigation, water has to be piped in from sources several states away.

This causes a large drain on both the environmental and financial resources of Nevada. Las Vegas has a very large population and is popular tourist destination. The residents and visitors already create a high demand for water that already pushes the limits of what the city is able to provide. Relying on irrigation for landscaping taxes local natural and economic resources much more than is necessary.

One advantage of xeriscapes is that they do not usually require any grass cutting. Most xeriscapes either do not incorporate grass at all, or use grass that is native to the area. These grasses require little water and grows very little, despite providing a rich, full ground cover. Experts in xeriscaping know which grasses are the most appropriate for the area being covered.

They then proceeded to fill these large man made lakes with imported water. Some developers would use this same water to maintain the plants, while others would rely on water transported through the city's network of underground pipes. Professional landscaping increases the aesthetic value of your surroundings and creates an inviting atmosphere.

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