water efficient fixtures help to conserve water

Water conservation is an increasingly critical topic in today’s world, where freshwater resources are becoming scarcer due to factors like climate change and population growth. Saving money is an essential benefit of water conservation too. Fortunately, there are numerous ways individuals can contribute to water conservation efforts right in their own homes and yards. Here are some tips to conserve water and reduce your environmental footprint:

Fix Leaks Promptly: Leaky faucets, toilets, and pipes can waste significant water over time. Check for leaks often and repair them promptly to prevent water waste.Monitor your monthly water bill so you notice any spikes in water use when there shouldn’t be any.

Install Water-Efficient Fixtures: Replace old, inefficient toilets, showerheads, and faucets with water-efficient models. Look for products with the WaterSense label, which indicates they meet high-efficiency standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Take Shorter Showers: Cutting down on shower time can save gallons of water each day. Consider installing a low-flow showerhead to reduce water usage without sacrificing water pressure.

Conserving water in your landscape is essential for both environmental sustainability and cost-effectiveness. Here are some practical tips to help you conserve water in your yard:

Harvest Rainwater: You may think we already have enough rain here so why harvest rainwater? Our summers are dry and hot, making a supplemental water supply helpful. Rainwater harvesting systems, including rain barrels and cisterns, offer an eco-friendly solution.


drought resistant plants that conserve water


Choose Drought-Resistant Plants: Opt for native or drought-resistant plants adapted to your local climate. These plants require less water to thrive and can withstand dry conditions better than non-native species.

Group Plants with Similar Water Needs: Arrange your plants based on their water requirements. Grouping plants with similar watering needs together allows you to water more efficiently and avoid overwatering or underwatering specific areas.

Mulch Garden Beds: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as wood chips or shredded bark, around plants and garden beds. Mulch helps retain soil moisture, suppress weed growth, and insulate plant roots from temperature fluctuations.

Water Wisely: Water your landscape during the early morning or late evening to minimize evaporation and reduce water loss due to wind. Use automatic drip irrigation systems or soaker hoses to deliver water directly to the root zone of plants, minimizing runoff and waste.


adjusting your sprinklers help conserve water


Adjust Sprinklers Properly: Ensure your sprinkler system is efficiently adjusted to water plants and lawn areas. Avoid watering sidewalks, driveways, and other non-vegetated areas, and adjust sprinkler heads to prevent overspray and runoff.

Sweep, Don’t Hose: Instead of using a hose to clean driveways, patios, and sidewalks, use a broom or rake to sweep away debris instead of turning on your hose. This simple switch can save gallons of water per minute.

Need help with water conservation in your landscape? Give us a call for a free estimate, and we can see where you could make changes to conserve water.