Landscapes: Conserving Water
Most of the water used in a household is for the outdoors. Here are some things to think
about regarding your outdoor water use.
Water less often but longer. This encourages deeper plant roots and increases soil moisture, albeit at deeper levels.
Raise sprinkler heads that are blocked by shrubs or other foliage.
Check your irrigation system, if you have one, check for leaks. An irrigation system that has just one leak about the diameter of the thickness of a dime can waste about 6,300 gallons of water in one month. This is more water than two adults need for an entire month.
Plant beautiful California Natives to create a landscape that is both beautiful and less water intensive.