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By changing a few water-use habits around the house, you will be able to reduce water usage as well as reducing monthly expenses!|
Did you think about adjusting sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street?
Did you look at the beauty of native grasses? No sprinkler needed, you save a lot of money!
How to cut down your water usageóand bill:|
As much as 50 percent of water emitted by traditional spray irrigation is wasted when itís blown away or dropped on non-green surfaces. Drip irrigation, if used properly, can ensure youíre only putting water where it needs to go.
Surround flower beds, trees and shrubs with at least three inches of mulch will keep evaporation down and allow roots to stay cooler.
Add organic soil or compost into your soil to help plants better hold nutrients and water. You can also use a core aerator to add organic soil to your turf.
Putting turf in no more than one-third of your yard. Mix in mulch, shrubs and other elements.
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Zoysia, buffalo and Bermuda grass can go dormant during droughts without dying. Donít panic and over water if your grass isnít bright green.
Plants like lantanas, Asiatic jasmines, wax myrtles and nandinas, or other native plants of your area need as much rain as usually falls. There is much more than cacti when creating a xeriscape.
Water in Zones
Your irrigation system does not need to run for the same amount of time in all areas of the yard. Often those shrubs youíre watering for 30 minutes on your watering day would do just fine with only the rain they already received.
Homeowners are known for running their sprinklers for longer than is needed. Ask a Master Conservationist if youíre not sure ó itís cheaper if you can get by with 15-minute watering cycles rather than 30-minutes cycles.
The average sprinkler system uses 2,000 gallons of water every time itís run. If itís run once a week, it uses about twice as much water for the lawn as a family of four uses indoors in a month.
Water is the foundation of the body. If the foundation is of poor quality, strength and longevity will not be achieved.
Water conservation is very important!
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