How to Save Water While Caring For Your Lawn

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A quick look at the low water levels of any local river, lake or stream reminds us that California is in a drought. You don’t have to go further than your not-so-green front lawn to be reminded.

Here are a few tips to help you do your part in using less water while maintaining your lawn.

  • Water early in the morning or later in the evening when temperatures are cooler.
  • Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.
  • Choose a water-efficient irrigation system such a drip irrigation for your trees, shrubs, and flowers.
  • Water deeply but less frequently to create healthier and stronger landscapes.
  • Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants to reduce evaporation and keep the soil cool. Organic mulch also improves the soil and prevents weeds.
  • Plant drought-resistant trees and plants.

For more information, visit Save Our Water.

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