10 Easy Ways to Save Water
Tips to Lower Your Water Usage Without Feeling the Pinch
Could you do more with less? When it comes to water management, it’s possible. Follow these 10 tips to lower your usage without feeling the pinch.
BE THE EARLY BIRD
Water early in the morning, just before dawn, to reduce evaporation due to sun and wind.
Leaks in your irrigation system or inefficient watering can run up your water bill. Regular inspection by an irrigation professional enables timely repairs and sprinkler head adjustments to avoid waste.
SAY "NO WAY" TO SPRAY (except for lawns)
Drip irrigation and soaker hoses are a better choice for planting beds. Save the spray heads for lawns, where it’s a more efficient choice.
KNOW "WEATHER" TO IRRIGATE
Install rain shut-off devices and ground moisture sensors so you’re only watering when absolutely necessary.
LOW IS NOT THE WAY TO MOW
By keeping your grass at a slightly longer length, you’ll increase ground shade and water retention in the soil.
SWEEP IT UP
Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks.
TAKE OUT THE TURF
Replace lawns in unused areas with native, drought tolerant plants, xeriscaping, hardscape, or fruit & vegetable gardens.
MAKE YOUR (LANDSCAPE) BEDS THE RIGHT WAY
By adding compost and dressing your beds with a 2–3-inch layer of mulch, you’ll improve water retention, soil health, and reduce weeds.
MAKE A SMART SEASONAL SWAP
Instead of water-guzzling seasonal flowers, fill beds with drought-tolerant flowering shrubs instead.
BE A SUPER SAVER WITH REBATES
Save money on turf conversions, irrigation upgrades and more with rebates from your local water authority. Your landscape partner can help you explore the latest offerings!