California is in a drought and that means we need to be careful with every drop of water that we use, particularly outdoors. Here’s a guide to help your landscape survive the drought.
They help feed your family.
Water-wise plants use little or no water once established. Shade trees help keep plants cool and less thirsty.
These plants are the lowest on the priority list. If you have to cut back, start here.
There are many benefits to using mulch in your landscape.
Less watering is needed and you will grow healthier plants.
Cools soil in the summer and warms soil in the winter.
Enriches soil and improves soil quality.
Keeps weeds away and reduces maintenance.
Check with your local water agency and if you can water at least two times a week, you can plant water-wise plants and shade trees. This is not the time to install new lawn or thirsty, non-California friendly plants.
Recycle water you use indoors by capturing what otherwise might go down the drain. Use this water on plants.
- put a bucket in your shower.
- use cooled cooking water.
- wash your fruits & veggies over a bucket.
- keep a pitcher next to the sink and empty water glasses into it.