Don’t Plant — Prep Instead

Summertime — with its scorching heat and severe lack of precipitation — is not the ideal time to plant.

Instead, the best thing you can do for your parched landscape right now is to re-evaluate it and prep it for autumn planting, especially if you want to take advantage of SAWS WaterSaver Coupons come fall.

Here’s what you can do now:

  • Add compost to turf and beds.

Organic matter increases soil’s water-holding capacity and water infiltration.

  • Apply mulch to landscape beds. Two inches of wood chips or pine bark mulch helps retain moisture for weeks at a time and reduces the required water for plants by half.

Tackle these simple tasks now and you’ll be ready to put in new, low-water-use plants when fall planting season begins.