Thanks to Scotts® EveryDrop™ for sponsoring this post and sharing tips to help conserve water! #everydrop
I’ve spent almost all my life in California, with a good chunk of it spent in the San Francisco area. San Francisco is known for it’s cold weather and fog and growing up on a beach town outside SF meant a lot of drizzly fog and rain, but over the last several years there has been less rain, fog, and more sunny days. It’s no secret that California is in a serious drought and like many others I am trying to cut down on our water usage to help conserve water. One of the things we’ve reduced a lot is watering our lawn and so have most of our neighbors. Our street is filled with brown lawns and dying gardens and it’s sad to look at, but helping to conserve water is more important. But I recently learned about Scotts® EveryDrop™ which is a great way to still maintain your lawn while trying to conserve water.
- Morning is Best: If you must water, morning is best. Water evaporates in the afternoon before plants can use it and can cause fungus or other diseases in the evening
- Mow High: Grass three or four inches long has deep roots to access underground moisture, reducing the need for surface watering
- Mulch Planting Beds: Mulch reduces evaporation and helps retain rainwater
- Adjust Sprinklers: Avoid watering the sidewalk and driveway
- Check for Leaks: Outdoor faucets, sprinklers and hoses can crack and leak
- Avoid the Wind: Watering on windy days can spray much more than your lawn and garden
We stand at a critical moment in the world: water shortages – most recently the drought in California – are becoming a way of life for all of us. ScottsMiracle-Gro® want consumers to know they have options: they can still have lawns and gardens that use water in smart and thoughtful ways. We’ve made it our mission to help consumers conserve water in their lawn and garden care, and EveryDrop™ is just one tool to help meet that goal.
EveryDrop™ will be available at California retailers including Home Depot, Lowe’s and Orchard Hardware Supply beginning September 1. The product ranges from $9.99-$11.99 and comes in a 10 pound bag or 3 pound shaker jug. For additional details and a demonstration of how the products works please visit: www.scottsmiraclegro.com/california.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® EveryDrop™.