5 Tips for Better Outdoor Water Conservation

As summer comes to an end, there are no more excuses for using too much water. Although California is no longer in a drought, it’s still best to be environmentally conscious while saving some money on your water bill.  Here are 5 ways you can optimize your water consumption in your home in the yard or garden.

#1: Adjust the Sprinkler System

Think about how much water is wasted when the majority of sprinkler water is on the sidewalk instead of your lawn! You can fix this by adjusting the sprinkler heads away from concrete and towards the area where you need it. You can also reduce the spray distance to prevent overlapping sprinkler areas as well as overwatering your lawn and plants.

#2: Water in the Morning or Evening

Optimum sprinkler timing allows more water to be used for the lawn and plants, as opposed to evaporating quickly in the hot air. Whether you use a sprinkler system or water your plants with a hose, the prime time for watering is in the early morning or late evening when the sun is low. You can maximize spray and save water so it’s a win-win.

#3: Sweep Hardscapes

Using water on your hardscapes is typically unnecessary, but many residents like to hose down their pavement to clean it. Rather than hosing off your patios, driveways, and other hardscapes sweep off the dirt with a broom. No water needed.

#4: Use a Pool Cover

Pools can lose an inch or more every week due to evaporation. It all depends on temperature, humidity, and winds. Not only will a pool cover keep it clean from falling leaves and debris, it will prevent water from leaving the pool in the first place. You’ll save yourself a significant amount of water from eliminating the need to refill the pool back to its recommended height.

#5: Install Artificial Turf, Hardscapes, or Drought-Tolerant Plants

Doing this one eliminates the need to do tips #1 and #2! A lawn that doesn’t require sprinklers or watering can save you a noticeable amount of both water AND money! Many Californians are investing in synthetic grass installations because their yard can have the look and feel of natural grass without the maintenance or water requirements. Some cities in California also offer rebates for artificial turf installations.

Homeowners also pair their artificial lawn with California-native and drought-tolerant plants. Cactus plants and other desertscape foliage is beneficial to saving water in any yard. Hardscapes also don’t require water and act as a great lawn alternative. For an aesthetically balanced property, incorporate synthetic turf with a few native plants and hardscape. You’ll have all the benefits of a water-wise environment while still being picturesque from the sidewalk.

Whatever you choose to conserve water on your property, know that you’re helping the environment and your wallet simultaneously. Water conservation is important to us here at Grizzly Turf & Pavers. That’s why we offer high-quality artificial grass installations with top-notch customer service for residential and commercial properties. If you’re considering a synthetic turf installation, don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (866) 237-8873. Let’s get started on a free quote!




What do grizzly bears and your lovable pets have in common? How much they love Grizzly Turf & Pavers! We get countless photos from homeowners on Yelp with their dogs having a blast on our installations (unfortunately, we don’t have any cute pictures of grizzly bears on our turf because no one wanted to get close enough, but trust us, they love our turf). So why do pet owners and pets love synthetic grass so much?

Drainage and Easy Clean Up

With a drainage rate of 9-inches per square foot per hour, our pet products will easily drain your pet’s potty break. Additionally, it’s easy to pick up solid waste from the synthetic grass. Any residue can be quickly cleaned by rinsing off with the hose. Et voilà! You synthetic lawn is as fresh as ever.

Safe, Non-Toxic, and Durable

Our synthetic grass products and infills are 100% non-toxic and led free, making it perfectly safe for your dogs, cats, and bears! It’s durable and built to handle all rough play, digging, and other activities. There will no stray blades or muddy paws when your pets are playing in the yard!

Never Fading Greenery And Realism

Synthetic grass feels like natural grass and will provide your pups’ paws with soft padding. However, many natural grass lawns might become yellow or patchy because of pet usage, but with the products from Grizzly Turf & Pavers, we guarantee your artificial lawn installation will never fade and forever be the luscious, everlasting green you began with.

So what are you waiting for? Gift yourself and your furry friends the amazing benefit of a clean and permanently green artificial grass landscape. The days of yellowing turf, dead spots, holes, and muddy paws will be a distant memory that you won’t miss. Give us a call today for a free estimate at (866) 237-8873.