Difficult to change habits, we must learn to live with the drought. I love a lush green yard and it’s not happening this year. I hope to keep most of my plants and trees alive, plant a couple of tomato plants in pots and use the water can as opposed to an open hose.
On water days, I cut the sprinkler time in half and for plants that require a little more water again use that water can or a hose with a shut-off spray to target that plant only. As far as the lawn, the best I can expect is a little bit of green with a lot of brown.
For inside the house, full loads of laundry only, shut off the tap when brushing my teeth and shaving. When showering, get wet, turn off the shower, lather up, and then turn the shower back on to rinse. Then, of course, if it’s yellow, let it mellow.
Hopefully all these changes will be enough. Disappointing is the increasing number of properties that are not being cleaned or maintained. Even without much water, it is important to maintain the esthetics of our neighborhoods.
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