Water-Wise Landscaping Tips

  • Follow PWC’s year round Odd/Even watering schedules.
  • Plant low-water-use grasses and shrubs to cut your lawn watering by 20 – 50%.
  • Place a layer of mulch around trees and plants to retain water.
  • Never water at the hottest times of the day or when it’s windy.
  • Turn off your sprinklers when it’s raining.
  • Use a moisture indicator to tell when your lawn needs watering and when it doesn’t.
  • Adjust sprinklers so only the lawn is watered, not the house, sidewalk or street.
  • When watering steep slopes, use a soaker hose to help prevent wasteful runoff.
  • Consider installing drip irrigation for individual bushes, trees, flowers, and garden areas. This method gets water slowly and directly to the plant roots where it’s needed most.
  • Visit the Waterwise Garden the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens to learn more tips of saving water. Learn More