• Cactus

    Use Water-wise Plants

    Check with your local water agency on the best plants for your area. It is best to use water-wise, California-native plants when possible.
  • Flowers

    Install Drip Irrigation & Add a Smart Controller

    Installing a drip irrigation system and a smart controller can save 15 gallons each time you water.
  • House

    Reimagine Your Yard

    Feed your vegetables and fruits water first because they feed you! Water-wise plants and shade trees use little or no water once established. Thirsty plants such as lawn and container plants are the lowest priority.
  • Cleaning Brush

    Use a Broom to Clean Outdoor Areas

    Using a broom to clean outdoor areas can save 6 gallons every minute.
  • Flower

    Use Drought-resistant Trees, Plants

    Using drought-resistant plants and trees can save 30–60 gallons per 1000 sq. ft. each time.
  • landscape-kassy-brohaugh

    Set Mower Blades to 3”

    Setting mower blades to three inches encourages deeper roots and saves 16–50 gallons per day.
  • Kid with Sprinkler

    Adjust Sprinkler Heads & Fix Leaks

    Saves 12–15 gallons each time you water and a leak about as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month!
  • Use Mulch

    Use Mulch

    Using mulch can save 20–30 gallons of water per 1000 sq. ft. each time you water.
California poppies grow at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Gardens in Fair Oaks, California, within Sacramento County.

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