We can all agree that watering the sidewalk is annoying — but should we even have grass lawns at all? (jopstock / Getty)
Part gripes and part utility, here are water conservation tips from your neighbors.
Judi has some thoughts for companies that love to irrigate concrete: “The most irritating are the little grass strips on commercial property. Water always over sprays onto sidewalks. And why are commercial properties allowed by the city to plant grass? This is a desert!”
And Sydney points out that grass really doesn’t make much sense at all: “Grass is SUCH a waste of water and it makes me very upset to see perfectly green grass at so many peoples’ homes in a climate like ours.”
Stacey wrote that she trusted a local landscaper to choose the right drip irrigation system, but that they overshot what was necessary for their clay-like soil, which can’t soak up water as quickly as other soils.
“I'll say that for water conservation, it's important to use the appropriate irrigation equipment for our area … So, don’t be like us; do your homework.”
Jim has some tried-and-true wisdom: “I think we should address our toilet usage at home! Yellow is mellow and brown is down! Flush less water down the drain!”
Bev said: “I lived in North Texas during a severe drought and one of the things I did to conserve water was put a five-gallon bucket in the shower. Once it was full, I watered my shrubs and trees with it.”