During growing season, household water use can increase by as much as 200%. By being water smart with lawn care and landscaping, households can drastically decrease their outdoor water use and alleviate some of the strain put on our water supplies during summer months.
Lawn watering is a major cause of increased water demand in the summer. While lawns do require a lot of water, much of this extra water is wasted through over-watering and evaporation. Use the following tips to minimize your water use and maximize the effectiveness of your lawn care:
Xeriscaping is a method of low maintenance landscaping which uses native and drought resistant plants to work within environmental conditions. This method can reduce outdoor water use by up to 50%. Use the following principles to create a xeriscape landscape: