8 Super Simple Ways You and Your Family Can Conserve Water

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Scotts 8 Super Simple Ways Your Family Can Conserve Water

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Scotts® EveryDrop™. The desire to make the earth a better place is all mine. 

I grew up in Indiana. While the winter landscape was brown the rest of the year was lush, green and gorgeous. Water was in abundance as rain was always more than plentiful. Drought was the furthest thing from our minds. San Diego is a very different story. The last three years have been nearly rain free and we are in a severe drought. Water conservation is on everyone’s mind and in nearly every conversation you have with locals. We have spent a lot of time educating ourselves on best practices around the Mullen household.

As you MomSmack readers know, we recently bought a new house and remodeled. We took out all of the water needy landscaping and replaced it with beautiful succulents and decomposed granite. We kept one small area of grass for Colton and his friends to play, because every little boy needs grass to roll around in.

Scotts 8 Super Simple Ways Your Family Can Conserve Water

You don’t need to live through a drought to learn to conserve. Water conservation is always a good thing. Below are eight super simple ways you and your family can help the environment by using less water. 

1. If you pour it, drink it. Pour half glasses of water, then refill instead of pouring the full glass and dumping half. In restaurants don’t order water unless you are going to drink it, only allow them to fill halfway.

2. Turn the water off. When in the shower, turn it off while you lather, turn it off while you shave, turn it off while you wash your face…you get the idea. While washing dishes get a small bowl of water, wash all the dishes at one time, then rinse at once. Turn the water off when doing the tasks, like scrubbing and washing, that don’t require running water. Same goes for face washing and teeth brushing. 

3. Water as little as possible. Only water the exact amount mandated by your city or if no mandates are in place, as little as you can get by with. Make sure your sprinklers are low to the ground and only spraying the grass (not the driveway and sidewalks) and water in the morning. Water evaporates in the afternoon before plants can use it.

4. Replace water hungry plants and grass with beautiful succulents. Not all of it, of course, a little lawn is an awesome place for the kids to run and play. As I said above, we made the decision to have only a small lawn and not only are we being good water conserving people, we are loving the lack of efforts required by us outside!

Scotts 8 Super Simple Ways Your Family Can Conserve Water

5. Reuse your cooking water. Use boiled water from cooking corn, pasta or anything else, to water your potted plants outside. If you don’t have potted plants, use it on any other part of your landscaping.

6. Fill them up. Fully load your washing machine and dishwasher before using. No more half loads! 

7. Mulch it. Mulch to retain moisture in the soil around plants. Mulching also helps to control weeds that compete with plants for water. Winner, winner. 

Scotts 8 Super Simple Ways Your Family Can Conserve Water

8. Make the most of the available water. Apply Scotts® EveryDrop™ once a month to your lawn. It is designed to move more water into your soil. EveryDrop™ is a unique blend of wetting agents designed to help move water into the soil, consistently and evenly. This helps to reduce wasteful runoff and pooling. Whether relying on rain, sprinklers or hoses, EveryDrop™ helps to make the most of available water.

Scotts 8 Super Simple Ways Your Family Can Conserve Water

Have you ever noticed when the weather conditions are extremely dry rain or water from your sprinkler often pools up on the surface or it can run off, instead of being absorbed into the ground. Scotts® EveryDrop™ uses a unique formula of wetting agents that help make water wetter and easier to be absorbed. When added to lawns or gardens, Scotts® EveryDrop™ can help water spread out and sink into the soil, allowing more water to reach the roots – where it is needed most – and hydrate the plants.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Scotts® EveryDrop™. The desire to make the earth a better place is all mine.

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