Small changes can make a big difference
Tips to help you save water and have a beautiful landscape
Maintaining your landscape while using less water
Everyone can do their part to use less water
- If you must water, morning is best. Water evaporates in the afternoon before plants can use it.
- Mow high. Grass three or four inches long has deep roots to access underground moisture, reducing the need for surface watering.
- Check carefully for leaks. Sometimes leaks are hard to find. Replace sprinklers and hoses with cracks and leaks so water isn’t wasted.
- Mulch planting beds. Mulch reduces evaporation and helps retain rainwater.
- Water the lawn, not the sidewalk. Adjust your sprinklers to avoid hardscapes or buy new devices that provide more accuracy.
More ways to conserve water in your lawn
When we think about lawns, we can see that we have them for good reasons. They provide important functions for the environment by helping to cool ambient air and trapping carbon. They also give us beautiful outdoor spaces to play on and spend time with family.
The R&D team at Scotts shares resources for maintaining a smart water conservation plan for your yard, for your family, for the planet.
Partnering with California Conservation Groups
We’re partnering with conservation groups in California to educate consumers, community members and the next generation of homeowners on the importance of conserving water.
Save Our Water
We’re teaming up with California’s Save Our Water on their new program asking homeowners to make a difference by saving water. We all must do our part to save water now for our families and communities.
Learn about Save Our Water.
Council for Watershed Health
We’re working with the Council for Watershed Health to help shape a public education campaign to reduce outdoor water use and to research and create a residential education program on how to properly maintain beneficial landscaping during a drought.
Learn about Council for Watershed Health.
Alliance for Water Efficiency
Our partners at AWE are national thought leaders driving the smart use of limited water resources. We’re working with them to better understand the water saving opportunities in outdoor landscape settings.
Learn about Alliance for Water Efficiency.
Three Water-saving Tips
Looking for more ways to save water? Here are three tips that you might not know for saving water in your yard.