Our weather is great, yet the temperatures do get into the high 80s and 90s during the summer.
Help your plants thrive and survive with good practices while complying with efforts to meet our goals of a 20% reduction in water use.
Here’s a system that helps you take ownership of responsible practices to water your plants, conserve water, and reduce water runoff that contributes to the contamination that empties into the ocean, through our stormwater drains.
- Limit lawn irrigation to two days per week.
- Water lawns before 8 am or after 7 pm when temperatures are cooler.
- Water for 2-3 minutes, wait 45 minutes, then water again for 2-3 minutes. This schedule will help prevent runoff and water lost through the soil.
- Check to make sure sprinklers are positioned to irrigate your lawn and not your sidewalk, driveway, or gutters.
- Install a weather-based smart irrigation controller and water-efficient sprinkler heads (rebates available).
- While hand watering your lawn, focus on dry spots and pay close attention to avoid any runoff.