I don’t know about you, but for us here in San Diego, the last couple of months have been quite the doozy in the heat department. Besides making me sweat terribly unladylike, it more importantly doesn’t help the situation with the drought. California is in a pretty sever drought. We have been asked/forced to take measure to save water consumption including a goverment mandate of cutting back each house’s water use by 25% for the month of July. This is a huge deal for our house. Just last Summer, we paid to have new grass installed throughout our property and as much as others are letting their grass go brown during this time, Made with HAPPY Dad and myself can not stomach the thought. So while Scotts® EveryDrop™ is sponsoring this post, I can tell you, I would be writing this post regardless because it means a great deal to me.
My family enjoys our grass everyday. My kids play on the grass and in the lawn, EVERY SINGLE DAY. We are an outside family, we have dinner picnics once a week, we kick the ball around, we cartwheel, we roll, we LOVE our lawn so so much.
When we are forced to cut our water consumption down by 25% all the while facing one of the warmest Summer’s we’ve had in decades, we like many many other yards in California are seeing brown. Yes, ours is in relatively good shape still compared to our completely brown neighbors, but regardless its a sad situation.
The husband and I have been down at the local garden centers quite a bit over the last few months learning more about our grass and what we can do. Did you know, that even if a yard is brown, it doesn’t mean its necessarily dead? It could be dormant. Some grasses can live 3-6 weeks without water before dying. I have also learned that removing lawn isn’t always the best decision for the environment. Lawns are very good for the environment including cleaning the air and removing more carbon dioxide from the air than trees.
There are quite a few ways to improve the way you’re watering your lawn and continue to cut back. Less frequently, but slightly longer. Time of day you’re watering. Making sure your irrigation system is working properly and not watering walkways and driveways. Making sure there are no leaks in your pipes and mowing less frequently.
And then there is Scotts® EveryDrop™!!! Okay, so anyone that has a lawn knows that you use Scotts® and Miracle-Gro® to feed your lawn, but as of September 1st, those brilliant Scotts® folks have brought us EveryDrop™. Its a wetting agent designed to help move water into the soil, consistently and evenly. Basically reduces wasteful water and helps make the most of the water we do have. Ummm, can I get a BRILLIANT????? Seriously!!!! Using 25% less water to maximize lawn potential! I’m ecstatic!We distribute it using our fertilizer spreader, and make sure we’re watering early morning and for an efficient amount of time.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® EveryDrop™.