Conserving Water

We need to do all we can to save a very important resource by conserving water.

The weather is cooling down so you need to cut back on the amount of water you are applying to your yard if you haven’t already.  The days are not as hot, and we are not having as much evaporation as we did during the heat of the summer.

I try to take a walk early every morning to get the blood flowing through my veins.  It’s a good way to start the day.  It’s kind of nice to be able to walk through my neighborhood just as the day is waking up for everyone.  One thing I’ve noticed here in Modesto is even though Mondays are a do not water Day.  A lot of people have not changed their sprinkler system to the correct schedule or run their sprinkler system every day.

Water savings is something that I’ll continue to talk about, because it’s a subject that is close to my heart.  I enjoy the challenge of growing a nice lawn and nice yard and using the minimal amount of water needed.

You can Google water days, and put in the city that you live in.  You should be able to find the regulations most cities have adopted for watering days here in the United States.

A lot of times, cities will schedule the watering days according to the last number in your street address with even-numbered days watering on Tuesday Thursday and Saturday and odd-numbered days watering on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.  It’s definitely important to stop using as much water on your lawn and your planters now that the plants don’t need as much.  If it runs off and runs down the storm gutter you’re wasting it anyway.

Let’s all do our part to conserve water.

If you missed the previous episode we talked about garden
art tips to recycle old junk.

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