Landscaping In A Dry Season Water Conservation Tips

Landscaping In A Dry Season Water Conservation Tips

Consumption of outdoor water increases every summer because of some lawn work, landscaping and gardening. During this time of the year, doing massive lawn work can surely get attention especially now that evidence of drought has extensively shown its effects on the water reservoirs all over the country. This country has been experiencing long term drought. Most of the areas and states had seen its long term effects and water conservation has been driven.

Last month, Petrovich Development Company, the developer of Curtis Park Village, Sacramento, has started to establish the community’s lawn by putting on grasses and watering them up. This earned additional critics from the locals who say that lawn work done by this company is not in perfect timing.

For instances wherein garden work is inevitable, you need not to worry. There are still ways homeowners can conserve water during this dry season: ways in which we can still do some of the lawn work without giving much impact to water reserves.

Avoid watering the grass in the mid-day. This can cause sunburned grass. High temperature during mid-day causes too much evaporation. It’s best to water the lawn early in the morning or late in the afternoon when temperature is not that extreme for the roots to hold most of the volume.

Check the soil using your fingers. If it is dry of about 1 ½ inches, then it’s time to water. Roots will grow deeper if you ensure water will soak down 3-4 inches. Avoid light watering frequently as this can cause shallow roots which are weak when it comes to disease vulnerability.

There are really times when grasses do fade away during hot seasons. But this should not worry you as it will go back to normal and revive quickly after a rainfall.

Longer grass is better as it retains more moisture compared to the shorter ones. It gives shade to the soil which encourages more water retention. So it’s best to adjust your mower to 2-3 inches.

When using automatic sprinklers, ensure that it is set to water most of the areas efficiently. Use sprinklers which has sensor to detect which area need more water and which area still has sufficient moisture. Also choose a device which will shut the water off when there is rain. A soaker hose can also replace sprinklers as it targets the soil from beneath and thus, keeping the moisture longer.

There are surely several ways on how we can still conserve water. Knowing and choosing the right techniques will help in these times of drought!

Precious Majadas
Real Estate Concierge


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