Drought Tolerant Landscaping

Did you know  70% of household water  in CA is used on irrigation landscaping?

Because the Pasadena City Council has limited outdoor watering to once or twice a week, water-smart landscaping may be something to think about!

1) This site offers ideas and resources to start out. www.pasadena.watersavingplants.com

2)  According to The City of Pasadena, the key to seeing water savings is altering your irrigation. Two methods include:

  • Installing high efficiency components improving the existing spray system.
  • Converting to drip irrigation technology.

3) Mulch! Apply it on the surface around plants, to help water from evaporating and weeds from growing. Many places give it away for free (i.e. The Pasadena Department of Public Works).

4) The Pasadena Water & Power offers free drought tolerant landscaping classes to lead you through the design process. The next one is October 10th from 9:30-12:30 at the Pasadena Central Library Auditorium. Call (626) 744-6970 to RSVP!

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Water-smart landscaping is not only doing your part in the drought, it is also one of the first things potential buyers notice, and a good investment.

Thanks for reading!  -Molly & The Parsons Team

Information accessed from these sites:

http://www.cityofpasadena.net/uploadedFiles/Departments/Water_and_Power/PDF/

http://www.pasadena.watersavingplants.com/

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