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Overwatering Is Out

Keep water in the yard, not the sidewalk.

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A properly adjusted sprinkler head should spray large droplets of water, not a fine mist, to minimize evaporation and wind drift.

If you steam or boil vegetables, save the water!  When cooled, the nutrient rich water makes a free fertilizer for your plants.

Let your lawn go brown while considering tearing it out. Use an Overwatering is Out sign to let your neighbors know what’s going on!

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Water pots in the afternoon and your garden in the morning

Consider using a rain barrel and apply for a $75 rebate per barrel!

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Mature turf grass likely doesn’t need to be fertilized.

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Next time you need to clean a driveway or sidewalk use a broom instead of a hose.

Introduce more perennials and fewer annuals to your landscape

Make sure your gutter downspouts are strategically aimed towards trees or other areas with high water needs

Reduce the number of days you water your lawn by 1 day per week

Use a 3-inch layer of mulch to hold water in the ground around trees and plants each season

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Replace water thirsty vegetation with natives

Avoid watering during rainy season

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Use an automatic shutoff nozzle on your hose

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Want to save money? Cut down your sprinkler watering time.

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