Photo from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.
The lush green lawns around Washoe County are sparking a local debate about what types of plants are right for the dry high desert region, especially during this fourth year of drought. As part of our series on the ongoing drought, Reno Public Radio's Anh Gray reports.
The Truckee Meadows Water Authority is asking customers to voluntarily cut their water usage by ten percent. To figure out how to actually do that, we reached out to local experts who offered these tips:
Tip #1: Monitor and adjust your irrigation system
People use four times more water in the summer to irrigate their lawns. Here's Master Gardener Wendy Hanson-Mazet from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension with a tip on how to cut back on that amount.
Believe it or not, some businesses flourish when there's a drought. As Nevada enters it's fourth dry season in a row, many residents are trying to do their part to conserve water and they're asking area landscapers for help. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli sat down with Lebo Newman from Signature Landscapes to see how the drought is impacting their business and get tips on how to save water.