With every year that goes by, much of the world is battling heavy drought, and water becomes more precious. Neighborhoods have to deal with water restrictions, heavy fines for overwatering, and green lawns begin to turn brown. Who wants to look at an ugly brown lawn? Nobody! While water remains limited, a little creativity can help your home transform into a beautiful drought resistant oasis. Check out these simple tips to help turn your home into a water-efficient abode.
Use Drought Tolerant Plants
Drought tolerant plants come in a wide variety shapes and sizes. If you are looking to maintain beautiful curb appeal, you can use flowers such as Lavender, California Poppy, Catmint, and Salvia to add some color to your garden. These plants need very little water and are great for families with kids and pets. If you want more of a desert getaway, look into adding some cactus like Beaver Tail Cactus, Candelabra Cactus, Mexican Fence Post Cactus, and more. Cactus is great for families with older kids and require the least of amount of watering. If cactus isn’t the right fit for you, then try out a couple of palm trees with a rock garden. Rock gardens need no watering and palm trees were built to withstand the most severe drought.
Check for Leaks & Repairs
One way people waste water is broken sprinkler heads, broken pipes, or inefficient sprinkler systems. We’ve all seen it before. You are driving to the office and you pass by a park and you see a broken sprinkler head shooting water 8 feet into the air. Tons of water is gushing forth and causes small flooding on the grassy lawn. That broken sprinkler head alone will send up the water bill, cause unnecessary flooding, and could damage surrounding buildings, plants, and walk ways. Keep on top of your sprinkler system by making sure all the pipes and fixtures don’t show any signs of stress. Make the necessary repairs for broken pipes and replace sprinkler heads right away to avoid water waste.
Use Smart Controlled Irrigation
When dealing with a draught, a lot of neighborhoods place water restrictions in order to protect the water supply. These restrictions can come with hefty fines if you don’t pay attention to your home’s water meter. One way you can control your water usage is to use a Smart-Controlled Irrigation System. One system we offer is the RAINPOINT 1-ZONE SMART WIFI SPRINKLER TIMER. This helps you schedule when to water your plants, how much water to use, and for how long you want to water.
This is the perfect tool to help you control the watering for your home. With this system, you no longer have to manually water your lawn or plants. This unit has a lot of great features that can be controlled through your phone. It includes a weather station, enables you to see real-time status of the plants at a glance, and offers you full control over your system in the palm of your hand.
Droughts are no fun for anybody. While we can’t exactly control when and where droughts hit, we can control how we react to them. With these tips you can turn your home into a water safe wonderland for you and your family. Need more tips? Our website has a lot of solutions for your home’s watering needs. Take a look around our products page and see how you can upgrade your home to its full potential!