So around here in Southern California, brown is the new green. Everyone’s lawns are brown and there are even companies that are painting lawns with eco-friendly green paint so that there is the illusion of healthy grass. This is where the state of California is with our record-breaking drought. Scotts® has a new product that they asked me to share with all of you called EveryDrop™ that will help reduce our water usage and still allow us to have beautiful yards. This could make a huge difference in your yard and in your neighborhood.
Quite a few people have already invested in drought tolerant plants, and more rocks and sand features, instead of all lawn or all plants. With Scotts® new EveryDrop™ you can make your yard what you want it to be, which can include lawn, it does not have to be all or nothing.
EveryDrop™ is a water maximizer for lawns, landscapes and edibles, that helps move water through the soil evenly so that when you do water it is moved down to be used by the roots where it matters to help keep your plants hydrated. One of the things that I liked about it was that it is meant to stop pooling and run off of precious water, when you only get two days to water your yard, it’s so important that your plants and lawn get to use all of the water they can.
The new reality is we need to change, not only how much we water, but also when we water, and what we use on our plants and lawn. There are important things you can do to help your lawn stay green even in a drought. Things like planting drought resistant grass seed, doing aerating and irrigation in different ways, making choices between all lawn and some lawn with other drought resistant plantings, all of these will help California not only get out of the drought we are in now, but help us to prevent having more in the future.
Did you know that just because your lawn is brown that it does not mean that it is dead, grass can go dormant for a while in order to survive the droughts and then come back green and lush. This is so encouraging, to know that we can look forward to lush green lawns again. In the meantime, following these tips can help;
- Water in the morning. On the days you are able to water do it early before the water evaporates in the afternoon
- Mow less, keep your grass about 3-4 inches long to help you lawn develop deep roots
- Mulch all of your planting beds, this keeps moisture in longer and helps to contain rainwater
- Adjust your sprinklers so that the water is directly on the plants and lawn and not running off sidewalks or driveways
- Don’t water on windy days, trust me I know how hard it is to not water on your appointed day, but if it is windy you are not getting to the roots of your plants the water is spraying all around.
I remember when we had plenty of water for the whole state and we could take 40 minute showers and leave the water on when we brushed our teeth and leave our water on most of the summer playing in the sprinklers and filling kiddie pools. I think those days are over, but having a beautiful landscape doesn’t have to end just due to the drought. EveryDrop can be used on all of your plants including your edibles, to help you use less water in all areas of your yard.
Go on over to Scotts® EveryDrop™ website and learn all of the ways you can save water and still be the talk of the neighborhood with your gardening skills!
We can do this California, and Scotts® EveryDrop™ can help us do it!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® EveryDrop™.