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Benefits of Turf Removal It’s June and the weather is heating up! What better way to conserve water than removing the turf in your yard? Did you know, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water per day, and approximately 30% of that is devoted to outdoor uses? More than half of the water used outdoors is for watering lawns and/or gardens. In addition, many people over-water their lawns too often and for too long, resulting in over-saturating plants. Most lawns need one inch of water per week, which is about 20 minutes, three times per week. Over-watering will cause the roots to drown and they cannot absorb oxygen necessary for a plant to stay healthy. Over-watering will also promote the growth of weeds, cause runoff, and grass will begin to turn yellow.  Not only will artificial turf maintain its beauty year-round, it is also environmentally friendly, conserves water, and saves money. Central Basin is a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District that sponsors a program known as Be Water Wise. Be Water Wise offers rebates through its website www.socalwatersmart.com for both residential and commercial properties. One of the rebate programs offered is the Turf Replacement Program. Currently, the program offers $2 per square foot of turf replaced for homes located in Central Basin’s service area.  Not quite ready to remove that lawn?  If so, there are other alternatives. For example, plants can be replaced with California natives, which are drought tolerant. These drought tolerant plants can add texture to your yard and reduce your home’s water consumption by 60%. Once established, native plants can withstand little or no watering even in extreme drought conditions. Central Basin is sharing information about California native plants on its social media channels to promote water utilization and conservation. Interested in learning more about turf replacement and California native plants? Visit www.bewaterwise.com and check out our social media channels below.  Facebook: www.facebook.com/centralbasinmunicipalwater Instagram: @CentralBasin Twitter: @CentralBasin
Posted by kelsey.coleman  On Jun 05, 2020 at 1:18 PM