Drought Awareness- Conservation
May 15, 2021
Conserving water is particularly important when drought strikes, but it’s also a good habit to be in at all times for environmental reasons. Try to do at least one thing each day to conserve water.
- Replace part of your lawn with native plants. Native plants don’t need as much water. Expanding your garden also means less mowing.
- Change your species of grass. When re-seeding or starting a new lawn, consider planting species that have proven to tolerate drought.
- Mow, but not too much. Keep your lawn no shorter than 3 1/2 inches in height. Longer grass helps the lawn retain water better.
- Inspect your landscape irrigation system regularly for leaks or broken sprinkler heads and adjust pressures to specification.
- Go high-tech with your irrigation system. We replace our iPhones frequently, however many home irrigation systems are 20 years old. You can put them on a timer, but that often leads to overwatering. New technology including evapotraspiration sensors, soil moisture sensors and a device loaded with 40 years of historical weather data.