Friedman’s is your local resource to help get your home drought ready. We have a bunch of tips and a selection of products that will help you save water. Call our Customer Care Center at 707-559-6000 or visit your favorite Friedman’s Home Improvement to talk to our experts and find the solution that’s best for you.
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Save Water Outdoors
Micro irrigation, also known as “drip” systems use 20-70%* less water than conventional sprinkler systems and can reduce residential or commercial landscape irrigation water use. Micro irrigation applies water directly to the plants’ roots where the water is needed most and delivers water slowly and over a longer period of time. This type of watering prevents runoff and reduces evaporation.
Friedman’s carries the full line of drip irrigation kits as well as all the parts you need to repair your existing system.
Irrigating with the use of a timer is an essential piece to saving water. Timers control the flow and timing of your water so that you can have a lush garden using less water and effort.
Friedman’s carries a wide variety of water timers to suit your landscape and irrigation needs.
DROUGHT RESISTANT PLANTS
Native and drought tolerant landscaping does not mean sacrificing beauty! Replacing lawns that require a lot of water and fertilizers with water-conserving plants is a positive practice that benefits the local habitat. There are many native and California grown blooming shrubs and perennials available at Friedman’s.
Organic fertilizers need less water to dilute than synthetic fertilizers due to their lower salinity levels. Organic fertilizers increase microorganism activity in the earthworm population in the soil which improves soil structure and increases aeration for healthier plants. Friedman’s carries a full range of high quality organic fertilizers for all your needs.
GROUND COVERS & MULCHES
Reducing water evaporation allows for water efficiency. Covering soil with mulch or ground covers helps reduce water evaporation. Mulches and ground covers also prevent erosion and control weeds. Friedman’s carries 8 different types of weed barriers and 14 different decorative gravels and mulches.
Aerating your lawn allows water to penetrate more deeply into the soil, creating a deeper root system that is much more drought tolerant.
DEEP WATERING STAKES
Using deep watering stakes can conserve up to 50% of outdoor water usage. Stakes water at root level for efficient watering and less evaporation.
SAVE WATER INDOORS
Did you know new plumbing fixtures can save you a considerable amount of water depending on the age of your fixtures? If your fixtures were installed before 2016 when California low-flow efficiency standards were set into place, water savings could be substantial if replaced.
Friedman’s carries a large selection of quality brand plumbing fixtures available in stock and through special order. Look for the WaterSense & WaterSaver logos to find the most water efficient products.
WATER SENSE & WATER SAVER
Look for the WaterSense & WaterSaver labels for the most water efficient products.
WaterSense is a program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote water efficiency. A product with the WaterSense label indicates that it meets water efficiency and performance criteria outlined by the EPA to help you reduce water in your home.