In response to the worst drought in recent memory, the state of California has put water conservation mandates into effect to ensure existing water supplies last as long as possible. These mandates set restrictions as to how homes and businesses can use water. For homeowners, these water mandates prohibit the use of potable water to rinse off sidewalks, driveways, patios, and other outdoor areas. Outdoor water features that do not recirculate water are not allowed to use potable water. Homeowners are also prohibited from irrigating their lawns up to 48 hours following any measurable rainfall.
California’s water mandates are strict, but times are desperate and it’s important that we all do our part to conserve as much water as possible until the state’s reserves are replenished. Until that happens, you can visit your local nursery and garden center in San Jose to learn how you can practice water conservation and have a beautiful landscape. Lawn maintenance and landscaping professionals can recommend irrigation systems, drought-resistant plants and trees, and other landscaping solutions that can help you conserve water.