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.