Fall is the perfect time to plant a California friendly garden or make changes that will help you save water! Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) has a few tips to help get you started:
- Add mulch to your landscaping to retain moisture, control temperature, and grow healthier plants
- Water lawns deeply and less frequently
- Water early and avoid watering on windy days
- Swap water thirsty plants for native, water-wise options
- Check your irrigation system timers and adjust them for fall temperatures
- Adjust your sprinklers for more efficient coverage and avoid over spraying
- Use a broom instead of a hose to clean off patios, driveways, and sidewalks
- Install a drip irrigation system where practical
For more tips to try throughout the year, as well as rebates, savings, and tools, visit www.evmwd.com/conservation. You can also access landscape inspiration and a plant library at www.eddiegardens.com.
EVMWD provides service to more than 133,000 water, wastewater and agricultural customers in a 96-square-mile area in Western Riverside County. The District is a sub-agency of the Western Municipal Water District and a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Visit the EVMWD website at www.evmwd.com for additional information.