Water Conservation Tips for Spring
Here are a few tips to help you keep your water usage down during the warmer months.
- Do not over-water plants and lawns.
Avoid water runoff into streets and gutters.
- For best results, try morning watering.
Evaporation loss is at a minimum.
- Avoid washing down paved areas.
Sweep driveway and sidewalks instead.
- When washing the car...
Use a bucket of water. Use the hose only to rinse.
- Invest in drought-tolerant landscaping. It requires less watering to keep your landscape healthy.
- Use a drip irrigation system. This reduces run-off and promotes deep rooting.
- Preserve existing trees. Established plants are often adapted to low water conditions. Porous paving materials such as brick, decomposed granite, or gravel used in patios and walk-ways help keep water in the garden rather than in the gutter.
- Set automatic timing devices. This allows efficient watering on a schedule suited to each area of the landscape.