If you’re like most homeowners, you want your grass to be as green and lush as possible. Unfortunately, that’s not going to be the case unless you water it on a regular basis. Our current groundwater situation is just as unfortunate as your lack of grass. On the positive side, you can keep a healthy lawn while still being mindful of groundwater conservation in California. Keep reading to learn how you can have the best-looking lawn on the block without using up a ton of groundwater.
Install a hybrid irrigation system
Chances are, your kids love running around and playing with your sprinkler. That’s all fine and dandy, but that doesn’t mean you should be using that same sprinkler to water your lawn! Those old sprinklers are inefficient and can do more harm than good, as your grass could become waterlogged from overwatering. Instead of using sprinklers, consider installing a hybrid irrigation and watering system.
A high-tech sprinkler system will give your lawn as much water as it needs, without overdoing it. In addition to that, the irrigation system that’s installed along with it will help retain water, so you don’t waste a drop. Putting a hybrid irrigation system in your yard isn’t as inexpensive as some other options, but it may be worth it in the long run if you want a great-looking lawn.
Adjust your watering schedule
So, you’ve installed a watering system. That’s step one for helping with groundwater conservation in California. That being said, we’ve got a long way to go if you want to save as much groundwater as you possibly can. The next thing you need to do is be mindful of when you turn on that sprinkler system. Experts say that the best time to water your lawn is in the morning, before 10:00 a.m. This time of day is perfect, as the water won’t evaporate as quickly due to the sun, so your lawn will get more water and stay nice and green. There’s also no need to water your lawn when it’s going to rain, so be sure to add checking the forecast to your daily to-do list!
Grow the right grass
Grass is grass, right? Think again! Different varieties of grass require different amounts of water to grow. If you’re about to seed your lawn, talk to a professional about the right type of grass to seed. Avoid grasses like St. Augustine that require daily watering in order to grow nice and thick. Hiring a professional to care for your lawn for you might be expensive up front, but it’s worth it if you want to enjoy a nice-looking lawn for years to come.
Doing the things above won’t just help conserve groundwater in California—it’ll also help you save money on your monthly water bills. If you’re like the average homeowner, you could save as much as 30 percent on your water bills by simply taking a few of these steps. Give National Groundwater Surveyor Inc. a call today if you’d like to learn more about how you can help to conserve our state’s precious groundwater resources.
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