Outdoor Water Use
Efficient watering practices can help you conserve water, maintain healthy landscapes and save money on your water bill. Based on a survey of our New York customers almost two thirds choose not to water their lawn. For those who do, here are some tips that will help you save:
- Established lawns need about one inch of rain and irrigation per week.
- Frequent light watering promotes shallow root systems, while deep watering (soil moist to six or eight inches) encourages deep root systems, healthier plants and less water usage.
- Overwatering doesn’t help your lawn and can encourage the development of diseases.
- Replace turf grass and landscape plants with native or drought-tolerant plants that require less water.
- Check out more tips from Veolia for saving water outdoors (and indoors) here.
Want to dig deeper? Check out the links below from our EPA WaterSense Partner:
For additional information see these local links:
Having a beautiful landscape doesn't have to mean using a lot of water. Find out how with these tips.
Conservation Gardens: Also known as xeriscape landscaping, this can replace turf grasses with low-water-use grasses, wildflowers and both native and drought tolerant plants.
Water Wise Lawns: Learn helpful lawn management tips from experts in your local area. By following some simple steps, you can have a water-smart landscape that's beautiful, healthy, and easy to maintain.