Lawn Maintenance during Hot Stretches of Summer Requires Special Considerations
Save Money on Your Water Bill this Summer!
A few ways to save money on your water bill this summer:
- Keep your grass a little longer. It provides shade for the soil and reduces the amount of water that evaporates from you grass. It also encourages deep rooting!
- Use Mulch in your gardening. It helps to maintain soil moisture around plants trees and shrubs. Avoid dark colored mulch that attracts heat. Pine bark, nuggets, and hardwood chips are best!
- Catching condensation dripping from the air conditioning unit is a good way to water annual flowers without actually using any water!
- Lawns only need about 1 inch of water each week. Don’t waste water by over watering. Much of the extra water is just lost to evaporation!