Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District

We inspire and partner with our community to protect the natural resources and agricultural future of our District.

With record low rainfall in the North Bay and across the state, we need your help to conserve water.

dishwasherThe average lawn consumes approximately 20,000 gallons of water a year and about 50% of household water for every 1,000 sq. ft. of grass. A low water use landscape can reduce this water use by 50-75%. Replacing a lawn with native, drought-tolerant plants can be the first step to conserving water outdoors, saving between 33 and 60 gallons of water a day. Sheet mulching is another great way to turn a typical lawn into a low water use garden. It is a layering technique, using mulch and cardboard or newspaper, to get rid of a lawn without having to go through the hassle of digging it up. Additionally, watering in short cycles between midnight and 6 a.m. to reduce evaporation saves 20 to 25 gallons of water per day.

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