Mandatory Water Restrictions Are Here

water restrictions san diegoLast week the San Diego City Council voted unanimously to make voluntary water restrictions mandatory, starting on November 1st. This was promoted by a continuing drought, and the announcement from the water wholesaler for Southern California, Metropolitan Water District, that it has only 49% of its usual water storage capacity available.

Back in March, we addressed the drought with some tips for drought-resistant landscaping. In that article I noted how I was able to lower my family’s monthly water bill from around $450 to less than $85 per month!

As we’ve seen over the past few months, demand for synthetic lawns has increased dramatically. Another solution to this drought is to plant cacti, succulents and euphorbia. These plants are perfect for areas with little to no water (and they look nice too).

We’re happy to announce our partnership with Desert Theater Nursery in Escondido. They have one of the largest and most exotic selection of drought-resistant plants in all of San Diego county.

If you’ve been contemplating an outdoor remodeling project you may want to incorporate landscaping that’ll help you save money. Talk to San Diego’s Greyhound General today to learn more about your landscape remodeling options. You can check out one of our latest projects here.

To schedule your free consultation just leave us a note here or call 800-568-7108.

Drought-Resistant Landscaping

Right now in San Diego county we are being “asked” to conserve 20% of our water usage. In many areas of the state it is mandatory, and without a “miracle” we will be next.

In February, the federal government cut off all the water to Central Valley farmers being supplied water from the delta. We are somewhat protected down here because most of our water comes from the Colorado river, BUT the snow-pack in Colorado and Wyoming is way below normal so we will soon be in trouble down here as well. Regardless, our water rates are going up 20-30%.

In Valley Center, our water bill was around $450 per month the first year we moved up here, and that was to water two small lawns and some trees. Now, with the cactus and no lawn, our water bills last summer were less than $85 per month. As you can see, our cactus project will pay for itself in 3-5 years. Once established (4-6 months), you don’t have to water any of the cactus in the video at all. They survive on the meager rainfall we get and morning fog.

If you’d like to save money on your water bill by using less water talk to Greyhound General today. Just fill out the form here or call 800-568-7108.