Water Saving Landscaping Tips
California is still in the midst of one of the worst droughts in history. With a lack of rain, and dwindling water supplies, it is becoming more and more important to do your part to save water. The drought does not mean that you have to give up on your landscaping. Keep these water conservation landscaping tips in mind to help your landscape look its best throughout the drought.
- Check your irrigation system for any leaks and fix them as soon as possible to prevent any wasted water.
- If it is available in your area, use properly treated wastewater to water your landscaping.
- Water your garden or lawn during the coolest part of the day, such as in the early morning. Avoid watering on windy days to prevent any wasted water.
- Water shrubs and trees that have deeper root systems less frequently but for longer periods of time than plants that have shallow roots.
- Make sure that all of your sprinklers are facing the proper direction to ensure that it only waters your garden or lawn, not the sidewalk or street.
- Use trickle irrigation or soaker hoses to water your shrubs and trees.
- Place mulch around plants to limit the amount of evaporation for the surface of the soil, while also cutting down on the amount of weed growth.
- Raise the height of your lawnmower, since longer grass blades will help to reduce evaporation, shade each other, and prevent weed growth.
- Minimize your use of fertilizer, since it will promote new growth, which will require additional watering.
For all of your landscaping needs and to ensure that your Conejo Valley yard continues to look its best, while also helping to save water, contact Enhanced Landscape Management, serving Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, California areas.