Conserve water this spring with these outdoor water-saving tips.
by Meredith Tredeau
Use a broom. Instead of a hose, use a broom to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways.
Harvest rainwater. Use a rain barrel to collect water from gutters for watering gardens and landscapes.
Don’t overwater. Catch water in an empty tuna can to measure sprinkler output. About an inch of water is enough each time you irrigate.
Adjust your mower blades. Taller grass shades roots and holds soil moisture better than short grass. Adjust your blades to a height of around two inches.
If walking across your lawn leaves footprints (blades don’t spring back up), then it’s time to water.
Visit ncwsa.us/conservation-tips to learn more about saving water at home, at work and in the garden.