Lawn Care

Water Conservation Tips
  • Avoid over watering your lawn. A heavy rain eliminates the need for watering for up to 2 weeks. Most of the year, lawns only need 1 inch of water per week.
  • Water in several short sessions in order for your lawn to better absorb moisture.
  • Position sprinklers so water lands on the lawn and shrubs and not on paved areas.
  • Avoid sprinklers that spray a fine mist. Mist can evaporate before it reaches the lawn. Check sprinkler systems and timing devices regularly to be sure they operate properly.
  • Raise the lawn mower blade to at least 3 inches or to its highest level. A higher cut encourages grass roots to grow deeper, shades the root system, and holds soil moisture.
  • Plant drought-resistant lawn seed or consider eliminating your lawn and planting drought tolerate plants.
  • Avoid over-fertilizing your lawn. Applying fertilizer increases the need for water. Apply fertilizers that contain slow-release, water-insoluble forms of nitrogen.
  • Use a broom or blower instead of a hose to clean leaves and other debris from your driveway or sidewalk.
  • Avoid leaving sprinklers or hoses unattended. A garden hose can pour out 600 gallons or more in only a few hours.