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Water Saving Strategies – making the most of every drop with Scotts® EveryDrop™

Posted on: by Kate : 6 Comments

Southern California is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in history. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® EveryDrop™ to share some water saving ideas!

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Our family is trying to do our part. We are taking shorter showers, watering the lawn in the morning and for only a couple minutes, we’ve stopped washing the cars, and on and on. Most homeowners are doing their part and drastically cutting down their water consumption by watering their lawns less.

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A slightly duller and crispier lawn is a small price to pay to be a part of the solution.  But does our lawn need to be duller?  Scotts® EveryDrop™ says no.  Scotts®  EveryDrop™ makes the most of available water.  It’s designed to move more water into the soil. So even with less water, lawns can stay green.

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How does it work?  Scotts®   EveryDrop™ is a wetting agent that helps water spread out rather than bead up. For over 50 years, professional turfgrass managers have been using wetting agents to help move water through hard, dry soil to more efficiently manage water and turf performance.  Scotts®   EveryDrop™ is now making that available for home use!  Consumers can still get great results but reduce their water usage by 25%.

If you are in SoCal (or any area experiencing a drought) here are some great tips to help you save water.  In many cases we can maintain the lawn we have if we just water smarter…..

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  • Use Scotts® EveryDrop™ to make the most of the water you use! You can pick it up at a Home Depot, Lowe’s, or Orchard Hardware Supply now.  Above you can see the 10 lb bag, it also comes in a smaller 3 lb shaker.
  • Water only in the morning.  When you water in the heat of the afternoon much of the water is evaporated, and watering in the evening can cause fungus and mold.  Watering in the morning helps plants absorb all that is given to them.
  • Mow your lawn at a higher setting.  Longer grass has longer roots meaning they can access more water.
  • Mulch!  Using mulch reduces evaporation and keeps temperatures stable.  Mulching also keeps weeds away (and weeds love to use up precious water!)
  • Check sprinklers and for leaks. Adjust is necessary.  Nothing drives me crazier than seeing a sprinkler going haywire and spraying into the street instead of the lawn!
  • Don’t water on windy days – wind will sweep water away from the plants.
  • Lawns that are well-fed are more efficient at using available water. For optimal results, feed your lawn and plants with Scotts® and Miracle-Gro®

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For more information on how to help your lawn stay green, conserve water, and Scotts®  EveryDrop™ check out the helpful tools on Scotts® website!  We will get through this drought, we just have to work together to make the best use of every drop.  What are some of your water saving strategies? Please leave them in the comment section.

 

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® EveryDrop™. Opinions are my own.

Until Next Time ~ Kate
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6 Responses
  1. Rosemary says:

    Great looking lawn

  2. These are fantastic water-saving tips! Here in Sacramento, CA we are on twice-weekly watering schedules for our trees and bushes. Even so, the great majority of lawns in our neighborhood are purposefully being allowed to go “California Gold”. It’s so nice to learn about a solution that can help us keep our lawns green during this very difficult time: Scotts EveryDrop. We need to do everything we can to protect our natural resources. These water-saving strategies are very helpful. Thank you for teaming up with Scotts to bring us this information.

    • kate says:

      I feel the same way! If it has to be ‘california gold’ so be it – BUT this might freshen things up a bit and still save our resources – win win!

  3. Joe Bartell says:

    Great review, I will try nest spring

    • kate says:

      thank you – it is really easy to use and it did help – my friend’s lawn has filled in quite a bit since they started using it and they have not gone up on watering at all!

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