- Saves Money
- Saves Water
- Potential Rebates
- Check sprinkler heads and repair and adjust
- Savings: 15-25 Gallons per day by adjusting
- Savings: 20 Gallons per day per leak
TOP 14 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO SAVE LANDSCAPING WATER
1.) Water less
2.) Water before 6 am and after 8 pm to reduce evaportation
Savings: 20-25 Gallons per day
3.) Aerate lawn by punching holes about 6 inches apart
4.) Apply 3 inches of mulch around trees and plants to retain moisture longer
Savings: 20-30 gallons per day per 1,000 square feet
5.) Reduce each Irrigation Cycle by 1-3 minutes and eliminate 1 irrigation cycle per week.
6.) Water only when after the top inch of soil is dry.
7.) Reset irrigation controllers and replace batteries in the spring and fall.
Savings: 15-25 Gallons per minute up to 250 Gallons per cycle
8.) Use Native Plants
Savings: 33-60 Gallons per day per 1,000 square feet
9.) Check your Sprinklers: Get up and look at what you are watering.
10.) Call Landscape Surveys: 800.986.4538 to arrange an on-site survey of your landscape watering needs
11.) Compost when you can. Saves material from landfills, improves soil structure and aeration,fertility and stimulates root development.
12.) Use Non-Toxic Pest Control. Spot spray with household vinegar to control weeds, and cinnamon makes and excellent natural fungicide.
13.) Work with Nature.
14.) Never Water when it’s windy
San Diego County Water Authority 858.522.6762 sdcwa.org
City of San Diego: 619.570.1999
City of Escondido 760.839.4074
Helix Water District 619.466.0585
Otay Water District 619.670.2291
Rincon del Diablo 760.745.5522
Santa Fe Irrigation District: 858.756.2237 x 29
Vallecitos Water District 760.744.0460
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California 213.217.6000 mwdh20.com
Landscape calculator for setting irrigation schedules: sandiego.gov/water/conservation
Watering Index with percent adjust key for timers: bewaterwise.com
High- efficiency equipment: sdcwa.org/manage and click on conservation
Garden and Irrigation education offered by the Water Conservation Garden
12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. , El Cajon, CA 619.660.0614 thegarden.org