The Business of Landscaping in a Drought

Richard Cohen is adapting his landscaping design business to include projects that require less water.
1:36 | 04/07/15

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We suck they'll and I properties we have. Things that don't take a lot of water once they get established. Richard Cohen points to a changing landscape. He's overseeing more projects that require less grass more drought tolerant plants more hard skate. With the governor's order to cut back on water by 25%. He says it means having to adapt even more for business need to try to counsel our clients that. We need to design landscapes that need less water something these new homeowners kept in mind at their design most of the back to cement. So we don't have to worry about that inlet near a ranch drip irrigation and native plants recently replaced grass median. Officials say they expect to save two billion gallons of water a year. Several thousand dollars saved and that doesn't count lowered labor costs you don't have crews coming through and in Moline and in things like that much much easier plants and maintain. On an ongoing basis Cohen says the drought is creating business opportunities. As more people replace grass with artificial turf and water dazzling landscapes with something more efficient. But I think there's going to be east so much opportunity to change all these old landscapes over. That it's going to be a long time before we feel I mean severe pinch on business he adds companies that don't change could suffer those people are gonna have to be brought up to speed they're gonna have to start going to seminars and classes in order to learn. It's gonna sort of force them to either get better at their command and up out of business.

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