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Every Drop Counts- Water Conservation Tips

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“Every Drop Counts- Water Conservation Tips” is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® EveryDrop™.

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“Every drop counts” is serious business around here in California.

We are in one of the worst droughts ever and water is at a premium. It's expensive, but we also don't have as much to go around as we need. Because of this we are all looking for ways to conserve our precious water.  

Pete and I have some water conservation tips that we have been using with great results that I'm sharing today. 

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Tip #1 Don't water when the sun is at its peak. Water early in the morning or late at night. This will give the water time to seep in before it's evaporated in the heat of the day.

Tip #2 Don't waste water by over watering. It's really easy to over water during the summer because the top layer of dirt can get dry very easily. But don't judge your watering needs just from that top layer since many plants and trees need deeper water so they still might be getting what they need. The best way to water is with an auto timer where you only water for the absolutely minimal amount of time.

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Tip #3 Collect water when it rains. We don't get much rain so we have to make the most of what we do get. Buy some rain buckets and put them under your rain gutters and collect any rain water you can. Use that water to water after the rain stops and you need to water again.

Tip #4 Plant drought resistant plants. Any new plants you buy should be drought resistant. So many local nurseries now have specialists that can help you pick out the perfect plants for you and your home that use less water. It's also a great idea to replace your current plants as you can to more drought resistant ones.

Tip #5 Use Scotts® EveryDrop™ to make the most of available water. It is specially designed to move more water into the soil to help reduce wasteful runoff and pooling. 

Scotts® EveryDrop™ is a unique blend of wetting agents designed to help move water into the soil, consistently and evenly.Whether relying on rain, sprinklers or hoses, EveryDrop™ helps to make the most of available water. EveryDrop™ will be available at California retailers including Home Depot, Lowe’s and Orchard Hardware Supply beginning September 1.  The product ranges from $9.99-$11.99 and comes in a 10 pound bag or 3 pound shaker jug. 

To help prepare soils for the stresses of summer, it's recommend that you apply EveryDrop™ in late spring before the typical summer heat and drought begin, and to continue applying monthly during the summer and early fall. The granular product is designed to be applied with a drop or broadcast spreader and is activated when it comes into contact with rain or irrigation water.

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Bonus Tip! Well-fed lawns and plants are more efficient at using available water. For optimal results, feed your lawn and plants with Scotts® and Miracle-Gro®.

Have you been affected by the California drought? 

“Every Drop Counts- Water Conservation Tips” is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® EveryDrop™.

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. I just found out the other day that CA was having a major drought. It’s ironic because we got SO MUCH snow here last winter, that this is the first summer I can remember in a long, long time that we didn’t have a water ban.

  2. We’ve been having drought conditions here in Northern NJ too. We’ve been collecting whatever rain water we get (it finally rained a bit this weekend) and I use that to water my plants.

  3. We usually are in a drought, but have been blessed with an abundance of rain. I have not heard of this Every Drop.

  4. When I lived in Oklahoma we had long stretches where we had water rations. It’s scary to think about water tables and wells drying up due to extreme heat and wondering when it will rain again to fill up reserves.

  5. Here water isn’t such a big deal like it is else where. But, I love saving water and using only what we need. I collect rain water for my plants etc…. So helpful. These are great tips!

  6. Man we get sooooooooooo much rain here. But we still get drought periods too. Not like you’re having, but we get ’em

  7. We’ve had a number of drought years in Colorado too but California is really hurting this year. I think people tend to react to the problem rather than planning for it so you have some great prompts for those landscaping to consider!

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