“This program would not be able to continue in 10, 20 years if we’re not practicing all of these water conservation techniques now,” said Liz Christy, a program manager with Eco Urban Gardens.
Those within L.A. County must cut back outdoor watering to two days a week.
But Christyand students in the Rosemead High garden club were already doing that. Plus, they’ve added bubblers, a drip irrigation system and a vegetative bioswale for rain water.
This school was able to install water conserving systems like this thanks to a grant from California American Water. But according to Christy one of the best secrets to keeping plants moist is actually the cheapest option: mulch.
“The mulch packs the water in, so preserves the water in there a little bit longer than if you were not to have mulch,” said Anna Zhang, a Rosemead High student.
And by using sprinkler alternatives like a drip irrigation system you’ll save money and water, according to Christy.
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