Water Conservation Tips
As the temperatures continue to heat up for summer, you may find yourself reaching for your hose more often to keep your landscaping looking its best. However, before you turn on your water, make sure that you are considering the current drought. California is still in one of the worst droughts in history, which is why it is so important to do your part to save water. Keep these water conservation landscaping tips in mind to keep your yard looking great with the least amount of water.
- Check with your local community to find out what the current water restrictions are. If you have a watering schedule to follow, make sure that you follow it exactly. As an added bonus, knowing what days you can water can help to take the guess work out of figuring out the last time you watered.
- Look for fertilizers that are specifically made for dry conditions and will work best to help retain water around all of your plants.
- If you are adding new plants to your landscape, only plant low water use plants that are native to the area. Native plants are already acclimated to the current climate so they do not need as much water to look their best.
- Add a layer of mulch around all potted and in ground plants that is at least once inch thick. Mulch helps to boost plant growth while also helping decrease the amount of evaporation.
- Install a drip irrigation system to save as much water as possible. Drip irrigation can also help to ensure that all of your plants are getting the proper amount of water each day.
For all of your Conejo Valley landscaping needs and to allow your yard to look its best, contact Enhanced Landscape Management in Thousand Oaks, California.