Due to the ongoing climate changes, and declines in water reserves here on the Algarve bringing higher water bills, we as landscape contractors, have to adapt to environmental conditions.
Back in 2000, we started to offer clients alternative landscaping ideas to large areas of lawn by introducing low maintenance gardens on the Algarve with a range of styles and contrasts to keep both maintenance and water costs down. These days, a large proportion of our landscaping business involves taking out once prized lawns in favour of more cost effective solutions.
This doesn't mean you have to give up your English style garden. Fortunately new technology and a competitive market has created synthetic grasses that really do look like the real thing.