Grow Better Green

Overall, Americans use 9 billion gallons of water outdoors each day, mainly for landscape irrigation. Experts estimate that 50% of the water we use outside is wasted due to evaporation, wind and runoff caused by overwatering.

Follow these tips to grow a healthy lawn that can stand up to drought:

  • Leave it long. Raise your mower blade and leave the lawn a little long to help grow a more drought-resistant lawn with deeper roots, reduced evaporation and fewer weeds.
  • Water in the waking hours. It’s generally best to water your lawn in the early morning, because water is quickly evaporated in the heat of the day.
  • Take a sprinkler break. Grass shouldn’t be bright green year-round—it’s natural for the tips to look a little brown in the summer’s hottest months, so you can cut back on watering.

Remember: Always Follow the rules. If you are under water restrictions follow the rules of your community.