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Water Saving Tips

California's water sources have been stretched in recent times, and with precipitation being unpredictable saving water is always the right choice!

Did you know that you can save 20 to 50 percent of the water you currently use in your garden and landscape and actually improve your plants’ health?

Many people think that to save water they need to replace their current landscape with strictly “drought tolerant” plants, perhaps removing their lawn altogether. While drought tolerant landscapes and lawn removal could be useful options, they are just two of the many strategies that can be employed to reduce water use.

Remember that trees provide beauty, shade, cooling, privacy, and oxygen. They can also significantly increase property value. Even when water is in short supply, taking care of your trees should be a high priority.

See our Saving Water Brochure for more information.

Below are some links with some great tips on saving your water.

Tips on watering your lawn - Save water by;

  • choosing the best lawn variety for your area
  • mowing at the optimized height
  • fertilizing when needed
  • irrigating only when necessary

Drought Tip: Keeping Plants Alive Under Drought or Water Restrictions

Drought Tip: Use of Graywater in Urban Landscapes in California

Your local Water Agencies:

California Weather Data - Includes current daily and hourly data from stations throughout California plus long-term data for climate stations.

Weeds use water; weed control equals water conservation!

UC IPM Pest Notes: