If you live in California, you know that Californians are facing one of the worst droughts on record. For the most part, making small changes to conserve water has been fairly easy – full loads of laundry, shorter showers, leak repairs, and reusing sink water for our plants. However, living in the desert and cutting back on watering our lawn has been more challenging. So when I was chosen to receive a sample of Scotts® EveryDrop™ water maximizer, I was over-the-moon excited to give it a try.

Tips to maximize every drop during a California drought.

Why am I so excited? Well, our Governor has asked Californians to reduce our overall water use by 25%, but cutting back on watering in the desert hasn’t been kind to our lawn. The hot California days have made our lawn soil dry, compact, and hard. In turn, much of the sprinkler water doesn’t penetrate the soil and runs off into the gutter – not what we want.

Front lawn

The new Scotts® EveryDrop™ uses a unique blend of wetting agents that helps move water through hard soil and ensures it reaches the plant roots – where it’s needed the most. As you can see from the photos, we desperately needed the help of Scotts® EveryDrop™ lawn care.
Spreading Scotts #EveryDrop

Taking advantage of the free weekend labor, I had my son help me spread the Scotts® EveryDrop™ over the entire lawn with a Scotts® spreader. Applying the water maximizer was really easy and took about 10 minutes to do the entire front and back lawns. Now my lawn is ready to take on the California drought and I feel better knowing that I’m making use of every drop of water.

Here are a few more Lawn & Landscape care tips to maximize every drop of water.

Tips to maximize water during the California Drought

For additional details on how the product works please visit: www.scotts.com and search for Everydrop.

How are some ways you maximize water use in your garden? 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® EveryDrop™.

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36 Comments

  1. Great job finding an alternative to killing your lawn to save water. This looks really easy to use! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Scotts everydrop sounds like a great Product. I can totally relate as we are having a Drought in Jamaica 🙁 We are not too concerned with the Grass but these are all great tips especially the one about watering at mornings

  3. We are experiencing drought here this year, but I remember years of it being terrible! Thanks for these great tips- every little bit counts during drought years!

    1. Try using Revive lawn products – they have been around since the early 70’s and their products are great!
      Not only does Revive save water (30%) but it also turns your lawn green which everybody wants!

  4. It is great that products are being made to help homeowners in super dry areas to still have nice lawns. I could have definitely used some of this last summer.

  5. The heat is so bad right now and add the drought to that and we need all the help we can get with our lawns. It is good to know that this product is out there. Thanks for the great tips too!

  6. I can’t imagine trying to maintain a lawn during a drought. I would be ready to rip out all the dead grass and plant succulents or other desert loving plants.
    Here we have our sprinkler set on a timer. It waters every 4 hours for 10 minutes 3 times a day and we have a lush beautiful yard. Hope you guys get some rain soon!!

    1. es, it’s great that this product is finally available to the home market. We don’t have a very large lawn area, but I am looking into planting succulents. My SIL has already pulled out an entire area of her landscape to conserve water.

  7. We all expected a hosepipe ban in England after a ridiculously warm summer so I well know how you must be feeling. It seems like a great product for all year round too… anything to save a bit of water

  8. I didn’t even realize CA was in a drought this year. These are helpful tips for people out west.

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