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Water Saving Tips

Water Conservation Is Important To Us All

Here are some significant water saving tips you can apply in your yard and garden as an individual homeowner. You can both reduce your water bill and help contribute to an important environmental issue as well.

By following these easy to apply guidelines you'll be doing your part in contributing to the future of our nations water supply. That's got to feel good!

  • If your grass is green, it might not need water. Water is needed when the grass starts to develop a black tinge along the top. Recovery is almost immediate when water is applied at this stage. Browning on the lawn is a sure sign that it does need water.
  • Over-watering in anticipation of a shortage doesn't work. Soil cannot store extra water.
  • Don't turn on sprinklers and then leave for the day. Use shut-off or on-off timers instead.
  • Water during the cool part of the day, in the morning, and remember to not water on windy days if possible.
  • Keep your lawns healthy and maintain them at a height of 2.5 to 3 inches. Taller grass holds water better, and a healthy lawn will choke out weeds.
  • Newly transplanted or young garden plants will need small amounts of water more frequently until they are established.
  • Most shrubs and young trees only require water once a week, even in warmer weather.
  • Attach an on/off nozzle to your hose and wash your vehicle only when absolutely necessary. Never leave the hose running continually.
  • Sweep sidewalks and driveways with a broom, instead of a hose whenever possible.
  • Saving Is Easy

    As you can see, knowing how to save water in your yard and gardens isn't difficult at all.

    See our watering techniques for more help.

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