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Overwatering Is Out

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I am no longer asking you to save water…

Gnorman says hello to Orange County
Gnorman’s personal letter to Orange County:

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Or… Water Light when the Temps are Low

Last week we talked about just giving your turf grass and plants one good soak per week while the temperatures are low and the sun less intense. That is great advice, but it won’t work for all homes especially if you have clay soil or steep hills where a good soak means a lot of overwatering.

Fear not, there’s a solution for you too and that solution is (almost) just as easy.

The trick? Water in “spurts” (minimum 1 minute or up to 3 minutes max) a few times per week (as little as 1 to 3 times). This will give your turf grass and plants a lighter soak, but make sure your water isn’t escaping out into the streets.

Now, of course, the best news is that this water saving tip can get you Gnorman Approved. Head on over to the pledge page and you’ll have a yard sign faster than you can stop overwatering.

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Let me know how it goes in the comments below!

Watering Less when Temps are Low

Even though we’re coming up on the end of the rainy season, the temperatures are still low and the sun less intense. That means that your plants and turf grass are still basking in the shade and don’t require nearly as much watering as they did during the hot summer months.

Here’s a couple of super easy and quick tips to dramatically reduce overwatering:

  • Let your turf grass get a little longer. The longer blades will hold more water, and help establish deeper roots. All you have to do is raise your lawn mower a notch and mow a bit less often.
  • Water just once per week and water a little longer than normal—check with your water provider for maximum run times and don’t water so long as to cause runoff! Turf grass only needs to be watered one day per week during these cooler months and a deeper soak will also encourage deeper root growth which will come in handy during the summer.

That’s right—two easy tips that ask you to spend less time working outdoors and more time enjoying it.

The best news is that if you do these two simple things or decide to try even more, you can jump on over to our pledge page and get your FREE Gnorman Approved yard sign! It can head your way without delay!

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Let me know how it goes in the comments below!

Join your Gneighbors and Get Gnorman Approved!

You may start to see Gnorman popping up throughout Orange County gneighborhoods as more and more residents are proudly proving that they have stopped overwatering. The best news is that you can join them with just a few key strokes to get your FREE Gnorman Approved yard sign. All you have to do is jump on over to our pledge page, let us know what water saving action you’ve taken, and we’ll send you a yard sign to help spread the word!

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It’s a simple sign for an important message. Let your gneighbors know that it is important to you.

Tell us in the comments below what action you’ve taken and then get your FREE yard sign.

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Get Gnorman Approved

You’re here which means there is a good chance that you are already committed to doing your part to stop overwatering. Maybe stopping overwatering means you planted California Friendly plants, maybe it means you decided to use a watering index, or maybe it means you tore out your turf grass all together! Whatever it means to you, Gnorman Approves!

Now is your chance to help spread the message and let your gneighbors who aren’t already here understand why you’re doing what you’re doing with a Gnorman Approved yard sign. Jump on over to Get Gnorman Approved, fill out the easy form, and we’ll send a Gnorman your way to help Orange County realize that overwatering is out!

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(or just click me and I’ll take you right there!)

 

What do you think of the yard sign? This was inspired by your comments, so we definitely want to hear what you have to say. Leave a comment below!

Meet Gnorman

The long wait is finally over. No, we aren’t talking about the rain showers that have finally given Southern California a much needed soak, we’re talking about the naming of our lovable gnome! The residents of Orange County have spoken and the gnome has been named Gnorman. Hi, Gnorman! READ MORE »