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Pasadena In Focus
November-December 2012

Cool Weather Means Time to Water Less

One of the easiest ways to cut down on water use while keeping landscapes healthy is by watering your landscaping once a week during winter season, especially since plants require less water during the cool winter months.

Another way to use water wisely is through water smart landscaping. Autumn is the perfect time of year to update your garden by replacing grass turf with perennial plants, shrubs or trees. Visit www.PasadenaSavesWater.com for a water-smart landscaping guide, how-to videos and turf removal rebate info.

While limiting the number of days you water is not mandatory at the moment, don’t forget that the time of day is! Allowable watering hours are before 9:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. Remember to reset your controllers with the time switch from Daylight Savings. Please don’t forget to shut off your sprinklers completely on rainy days since anti-water waste rules are permanent in Pasadena, water shortage or not. For more information about the city’s anti-water waste ordinance, visit www.PWPweb.com/watershortage.