Sustainability

Tips For Outdoor Water Conservation During Mandatory Outdoor Water Restrictions

  • Avoid watering in windy conditions.
  • Adjust sprinklers to avoid watering hard surfaces.
  • Set timers to avoid over-watering. Less water will induce grassroots to seek water deeper in the soil horizon which will strengthen your lawn.
  • Our clayey soils slow the penetration of water, so it is better to water for three short intervals than for one long interval.
  • When irrigating with a hose, use a spring-loaded nozzle, not a free-running hose.
  • Cut your lawn no shorter than 3 inches to reduce soil moisture loss and to promote deeper roots.
  •  Avoid planting trees and shrubs or sodding new lawns during the drier, hotter months.
  •  Plant native grasses and shrubs or drought-tolerant species in place of water-intensive species.