California drought. It’s not pretty, to be honest with you. Not only because it affects our daily lives, but also because it makes me worry about how it’s going to be in the future. I hate to imagine the kind of California my son will live in in, say, ten years because at the rate we’re going, it looks bad. And I’m thankful to Scotts® for sponsoring this post about a topic that needs to be discussed.
About two months ago, my family went to a friend’s houseboat in Don Pedro Lake. While we were on the speedboat heading towards the area where they docked, I saw where the water level used to be — and it was so high compared to its current water level.
As you can see in the photo above, the horizontal lines show where the water used to be. And it’s so high up! Can you imagine the amount of water we’ve lost in the 4 years we’ve had this drought?
Now because of this, it’s important for us to make changes to the way we use water around the house. And these are the three basic things I encourage my family to do and remember.
- Don’t leave the water running. The only exception to this rule is if we’re waiting for the shower to get to the right temperature. We try to take shorter showers too because spending too much time in there can waste a lot of water. We also now use cups when brushing our teeth so that the faucet isn’t turned on the whole time.
- Only get the amount of water you need. It pays to be conscious of the amount of water we’re getting for whatever purpose we need it for. One example is when we’re doing our laundry. We need to make sure that we set it to the correct load level so we don’t waste all that extra water in there. Actually, I just wait until there’s a full load of laundry that needs to be washed. I think it conserves both water and energy.
- Make the most of available water. Maximizing our water means we try to use as little amount as we can for every task. If there is an alternative way of doing a task, a way that won’t use water, then well go with that.
One way of making the most out of our available water is by using Scotts® brand new EveryDrop™. EveryDrop™ is a water maximizer for lawns and landscapes, designed to help move water into the soil, consistently and evenly — even in dry, hard-to-wet soils.
EveryDrop™ is a unique blend of wetting agents that helps reduce wasteful runoff and pooling. Whether relying on rain, sprinklers or hoses, it 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.
Yes, California homes can still have beautiful lawns and gardens when we use water in smart and thoughtful ways. Feed your lawn and plants with Scotts® and Miracle-Gro® and you could use up to 25 percent less water because when well-fed, lawns and plants are more efficient at using available water.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® EveryDrop™.