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Conserve with Your Plants

Conserve with Your Plants
  • Plant your garden when temperatures are cooler and plants require less water—this is also less stressful for the plants.

  • Use a thick layer of mulch around landscape plants and on bare soil surfaces—this reduces evaporation, promotes plant growth and reduces weeds.

  • Collect the runoff from your roof in a barrel and use it on your plants and garden.

  • Arrange plants in your garden according to watering need. This is called “Hydrozoning”.

  • Remove weeds from the garden—this helps cut down on excess water consumption due to plant competition.

  • Don’t overreact and try to drown the brown spots in your lawn. Simply moisten the area up a bit and the grass will green up in a few days.

  • Create a compost pile and use it in your yard to add needed nutrients and organic matter to the soil.

  • Don’t over-water your plants. Learn how much water they need and how best to apply just the right amount.

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