Save Our Water Teams Up with ScottsMiracle-Gro and Bonnie Plants to Help Combat Drought
Published: 6 June 2022
As you care for your yard this summer, here are some simple actions you can take to be water smart:
- Cut back on outdoor watering. When you must water, morning is best. Reducing the number of days you water your lawn, even by one, can save hundreds of gallons of water, and watering in the morning means plants and soil can absorb water before it evaporates.
- If you have a lawn, mow high. Grass that is three or four inches tall has deeper roots to better access underground moisture.
- Check for leaks. Replace cracked, leaky sprinklers and hoses so water isn’t wasted.
- Use mulch in planter beds. Mulch reduces evaporation and helps retain water where it’s needed – in the soil.
- Water your landscaping, not the sidewalk. Adjust your sprinklers to avoid watering sidewalks or install new devices that provide more accuracy.
“Research shows that many Californians do not realize that most water waste occurs outdoors, and we are thrilled to see partners like ScottsMiracle-Gro and Bonnie Plants help spread the message that even simple actions around the yard can make a big difference,” said Ryan Bailey, Water Use Efficiency Branch Manager with the California Department of Water Resources.
“By all doing our part, actions like these can make a big difference in helping to alleviate the impact of severe drought on California.”