Reducing your outdoor watering is the surest way to achieve significant water savings. It is estimated that 50% of the drinking water supply is used for outdoor irrigation.
Area nurseries stock a wide variety of drought-tolerant, California-friendly plants that are beautiful. Irrigation equipment and timers are water efficient when installed, operated, and maintained properly.
When removing turf or reducing irrigation, remember to pay special attention to your trees. Trees should be given a higher priority when cutting back on landscape watering, because lawns and shrubs can easily be removed and replaced. Trees take many years to mature, and are expensive to remove and replace. Additionally, trees will shade your other landscaping, reducing its water needs.
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