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Don’t Plant — Prep Instead

Summertime, with its stifling heat and scant precipitation, is not the ideal time to plant.

The best thing you can do for your parched landscape right now is prep it for autumn planting — especially if you want to take advantage of SAWS’ WaterSaver Coupons.

Here’s what you can do now:

  • Add compost to turf and beds. Organic matter increases soil’s water-holding capacity.
  • Apply mulch to landscape beds. Two inches of wood chips or pine bark mulch helps retain moisture for weeks and reduces water needs by half.

Tackle these simple tasks now and you’ll be ready when fall planting season begins.