The ever-persistent dilemma of the yard owner: do you want a green lawn, or do you want to conserve water? It has to be one or the other, right? Growing and maintaining a beautiful lawn requires lots of water and attention, and it would be impossible to save water and still have the best looking grass in the neighborhood, right? That’s not the case! With smart, efficient watering practices, you can still have a picture-perfect yard while saving important resources.
Lawn care is often the top source of water consumption in the home environment. Even smaller spaces require a fair amount of water, especially in drier climate zones. Expert lawn lovers tailor their watering practices to the type of grass, soil, landscaping, climate, season, and other elements present. It can be overwhelming to take it all into consideration! There are a few general practices that will help make your yard greener without a specially designed plan, so certainly research and seek out advisement if you want to take those extra steps!
Improve you water usage and obtain a better yard by doing the following:
• Practice proper fertilization and aeration to improve soil
• Mulch and leave grass clippings on the lawn
• Set your sprinkler clock for morning or evening watering to reduce the amount of evaporation
• Reschedule your sprinkler clock as the seasons change
• Install a rain shut-off device for automatic systems
• Harvest rainwater for recycled uses
Improving efficiencies in your yard will result in saving money and conserving a resource that is in high demand in the Northern California area. For more water saving tips or advice on your landscaping irrigation, visit any Friedman’s location and ask our friendly staff! Getting a greener yard with less water can be a possibility with just a few changes! Your neighbors will be asking you for tips before you know it and these are secrets you should be happy to share!