Conserve Water 2018-03-16T18:38:37+00:00

Conserve Water

Conventional lawn maintenance requires great amount of precious water and can endanger the availability of our drinking water.

There are plenty of alternatives for conventional lawn grass. There are plants and native grasses for even the dryest areas in our country.

30 % of drinking water in our country is used for yard irrigation. With the growing frequency of droughts and shortages of drinking water this is not sustainable anymore. Our exotic lawngrasses are not suitable for our climate and often require extra water. The easiest solution is therefore to cut back on our lawns and replace them with native, more drought resistant grasses or plantings.

If you cannot cut back on your lawn, because you rent your house for example, please do the following:

– Irrigate less frequently but longer. This will establish a deeper more resilient root system and enables better drainage

– Use underground dripping systems and avoid spray systems. Sprayers lose a lot of water due to evaporation

– Mow at the highest recommended height for your turf species. This increases storage surface in the leaves, creates more shade on the soil and supports deeper root growth.

– Never fertilize during drought, fertilizing encourages grass to put its energy into growing shoots, rather than in developing good roots.