There are several ways to improve water efficiency with your landscaping with a few changes in your landscape and pasture/crop management. Although our water supply seems to be plentiful this year, it is a good habit to practice water conservation which also can be healthier for your plants and soil.

Here are some ways to conserve water outdoors:

• Know your plants watering needs and don’t over water. Over-watering can make your plants susceptible to fungus and other pests and diseases.

• Native plants require little to no additional water once established.

• Plant your flowers and plants in groupings as to their water and sunlight needs.

Container plants can dry out quickly, but plants in the ground typically like more infrequent, yet deeper watering. Try watering on alternating days instead of daily.

• Use a soil moisture probe to help you determine when plants need water. (Can be purchased at lawn and garden stores.)

• Alternate days with your lawn sprinklers and water at night to minimize evaporation losses.

• Apply mulch around trees and plants to keep the soil cool and retain moisture.

• Avoid overspray from sprinklers onto sidewalks, patios and driveways and avoid any run off from your property into local streams.

• Adjust your lawnmower’s cutting height higher to retain soil moisture and allow the roots to grow deeper requiring less water.

• Check your irrigation system for leaks.

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Grass Valley Office at 530-273-7293
855 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Nevada City at 530-265-3282
108 Union Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

Penn Valley at 530-432-1131
11364 Pleasant Valley Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946

South County/LOP at 530-268-1575
10193 Combie Rd, Auburn, CA 95602

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