Learn about California's Save Our Water Program.
What you can do to conserve water:
- Use native and drought tolerant plants
- Refer here for suggestions: www.WUCOLSIV.COM
- Replace your lawn with drought-tolerant landscape
- Change sprinkler heads to high-efficiency rotating heads
- Use water storage tanks
- Grade your property to keep water on site
- Use leaf blowers only on hardscape, not on soil or lawns
- Use water permeable concrete options
When is a tree telling us it needs water?
* If the leaves on your street tree are limp or starting to turn brown, the tree needs immediate water.
*A new tree is like a potted plant: if the top inch or two of the soil around the tree is dry and hard, it’s time to water.
*A good watering program is an investment that more than pays off in trees that grow more quickly, develop good form, and increase property values.
* Leave a hose running — slowly enough that water does not run away from tree — for about 45 minutes.
* Attach a hose to a probe (these are inexpensive and readily available at Home Depot and elsewhere) and water in a few places around the drip line of the tree.
* Build a berm of dirt around the tree and fill the well with water 3x until each fill of water drains.