Julie Montanari, the Master Gardener who shared tips on water-wise irrigation and landscaping at our April program, has sent along her PowerPoint and the helpful handout she offered that evening. You can download her presentation on efficient irrigation here. To read her tips on water-wise irrigation, click here.
Her main takeaway is that most of us water our lawns and gardens far too much. This chart shows the inches of water required for plants requiring low, moderate and high irrigation throughout the year.
You can save a lot of water – and money – by swapping traditional sprinkler heads for water-efficient ones with MP (matched precipitation) rotators and drip irrigation. The City of Burlingame is offering free water-efficient sprinkler nozzles through a new program. They cut water use by up to 30 percent. Details are here.
If you have questions, contact Sigalle Michael at SMichael@burlingame.org.
Other Sustainable Actions
Earth Day is every day, not just April 22nd. It is a reminder that each one of us can do a little (or a lot!) to take care of our shared environment. Please keep the following tips in mind as small steps in which we can all take part to celebrate and demonstrate support for environmental protection: