6 Tips on Reducing Water Use Outside Your Home
Using water outdoors is always challenging. Ensuring that your landscape is healthy and vibrant can seem difficult while trying to water as efficiently as possible. But it does not have to be. Below are a couple of simple tips or habits that will make an enormous impact when it comes to conserving water:
1. Use Water-wise Plants
Check-in with your local landscaping company on the best plants for your area. It is best to use water-wise, California-native plants when possible.
2. Install Drip Irrigation & Add a Smart Controller
Installing a drip irrigation system and a smart controller can save 15 gallons each time you water!
3. Use Drought-resistant Trees and Plants
Using drought-resistant plants and trees can save 30-60 gallons per 1000 sq. ft. each time you water. The California Sycamore is a perfect example of a drought-resistant tree!
4. Adjust Sprinkler Heads & Fix Leaks
Properly-adjusted sprinkler heads can save you 12-15 gallons of water. Leaks as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month!
5. Set Mower Blades to 3″
Setting mower blades to three inches encourages deeper roots and saves 16-50 gallons per day.
6. Use Mulch
Using mulch can save 20-30 gallons of water per 1000 sq. ft. each time you water.