On Time Landscaping has a 100% first time approval from the SNWA on grass conversion projects.
On Time Landscaping participates in annual water-efficiency training by SNWA conservation experts.
On Time Landscapings staff has completed training to do pre-conversion site visits on behalf of the SNWA for many residential properties.
The SNWA requires plants. Each plant has a different “value” with the SNWA and will affect how many plants will need to be installed. The value is based on the anticipated mature size of the plant.
The SNWA requires two inspections.
1. The inital inspection to see if your property qualifies. In some instances On Time Landscaping can do this on behalf of the SNWA. Work should not start until the SNWA lets property owners if their property qualifies or not.
2. Post work inspection is done by the SNWAs staff to make sure the work meets or exceeds their requirements. If the work meets or exceeds the SNWAs requirments property owners have a little more paperwork to do before the SNWA will issue them a check.
A business license is usually not enough to protect property owners if something goes wrong. Not all landscapers are properly licensed like On Time Landscaping.
An article on HGTVs website quotes
Pat Vredevoogd Combs, a past president of the National Association of Realtors. “Well-landscaped yards...fetch higher prices -- they sell more quickly than houses with little or no landscaping… (Source)
…the net cooling effect of a young healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day. U.S. Department of Agriculture
…the value of… a landscape improvement increases over time since the growth and maturity of trees and shrubs enhance aesthetic appeal. Source
said that “If you are considering selling, good landscape design can add up to 20% of value to your home.” Bob Villa
Healthy, mature trees add an average of 10% to a property’s value. U.S. Department of Agriculture
Strategically placed trees save up to 56 % on annual air-conditioning costs. U.S. Forest Service
A. Living plants: The landscaping must have at least 50% living plant cover at maturity (based upon the SNWAs list).
B. Efficient irrigation: Watering systems, if used, must be drip irrigation systems with a filter, pressure regulator, and emitters rated at 20 gallons per hour or less.
C. Surface treatments: Surface treatments, including weed barriers, must be uniformly permeable to air and water and covered by a layer of mulch, such as rock, bark, permeable artificial turf, and/or living groundcovers (where plant density ensures 100 percent plant cover). Concrete or other impermeable treatments and surfaces do not qualify.