There’s a ton of misinformation floating around about water conservation. Many California homeowners have knee-jerk reactions during droughts that cost their landscapes dearly in the long run. Keep your lawn healthy without wasting water this summer with these tips from Bell Sod and Hydroseed.
Suddenly cutting the water supply to your lawn will leave it brown, bedraggled, and unlikely to fully recover. Instead of cutting your lawn’s legs (er, roots) out from under it, implement these irrigation strategies for Sacramento lawns.
- If possible, reduce water slowly over several weeks to help your sod adjust
- Carefully place sprinklers to reduce overlap
- Consider drip irrigation, which conserves more water than sprinklers or watering by hand
- Keep sprinklers and hoses in top repair to avoid leaks
- Do you know where your runoff is going? Use dry creek beds and other natural irrigation methods to direct the flow of rainwater and avoid wasting resources
- Water in the early morning or after dinner to minimize evaporation
- Learn about greywater
No matter what solution you find to keep your lawn healthy during a drought, follow all city and state regulations for water useage.
Smart Landscape Design
If your landscape wastes too much agua, it may be time to rethink your design. Give your outdoor spaces a drought-friendly update that won’t leave them looking brown.
- Replace moisture-loving lawns with sod that’s sustainable during droughts
- Instead of sodding or hydroseeding the entire yard, border your lawn with mulch, river rocks, or native plants
- Plant cacti and succulents in flowerbeds and gardens
Want to learn more about doing your part to conserve California water? Call the landscaping experts at Bell Sod and Hydroseed.