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Pasadena In Focus
Pasadena In Focus Nov-Dec 2013

Rainy Days Come and Stay

iStock_000009677466MediumThe rainy days of winter are on their way, and think of the rain as liquid gold.

Let nature take care of watering your lawn or gardens and watch your water bill drop as you save hundreds of gallons every season. Your plants will also benefit as natural rainwater has more green-friendly minerals and nutrients and is generally free of salts and chemicals, like chloramine and fluoride, used in drinking water.

Remember to reduce watering your lawn to no more than twice a week in the fall, and just once a week in the winter. Water before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

Check local forecasts and turn off sprinklers before, during and a few days after it rains. Cover planting beds with mulch to trap water and keep the soil moist.

Consider using a rain barrel in your yard. For every inch of rain, a 1,400-square-foot roof generates about 875 gallons of valuable rainwater. With an average of 20 inches of rain each year in Pasadena, that equals up to 17,500 gallons of free water!

Find out more about PWP’s rain barrel rebates at www.PWPweb.com/SaveWater.