First, clear out your garden of any dead plants to make room for new ones! California natives such as poppies, lavender and sage are some of my personal favorites.
Next, use compost to revive your soil. Compost can be easily made at home using items such as leaves, grass clippings, fruit/vegetable scraps, dried twigs, and shredded newspaper. After letting your compost sit for 3-6 days, it’s ready to use! Spread a layer of compost over your soil and mix it in. Your plants will thank you!
Once you’ve planted the flowers of your choosing, make sure to refer to your city’s local watering schedule to keep them healthy. Remember: the best times to water your lawn are in the morning before the sun rises or at night after the sun sets! Especially during these historically dry times, using water wisely is always imperative.
I’d love to see your water-wise garden, so feel free to send my friends at IEUA some pictures to their social media channels @IEUAWater!
That’s all I have for today friends! I’ll see you all soon with my next drop of water wisdom!Your friend,