Water-wise is Mosquito-wise!
Reducing water usage by removing grass, planting native and/or water-wise plants, and using drip irrigation or micro-sprinklers can not only help the environment and drastically reduce your water usage, but also help you be mosquito-free!
Heavy watering (like what is needed to keep grass green) and overwatering contribute to mosquito problems by creating puddles in your yard, puddling water in the street when storm drains malfunction, and water can also fill up storm drains and storm water management devices (which almost always hold enough water to breed mosquitoes). Mosquitoes that breed from these sources of excess water build up can not only affect you and your family, but they can also impact an entire neighborhood!
THE DISTRICT CHANGED ITS LANDSCAPING OVER 4 YEARS AGO IN AN EFFORT TO SHOWCASE THE BEAUTY AND PRACTICALITY OF WATER-WISE GARDENING.
Hidden water sources like these (pictured above) fill up all over neighborhoods and promote mosquito breeding!
Water-Wise plants have wonderful textures, shapes and colors!
Creating a water-wise landscape can be a beautiful, enjoyable experience. It could qualify you for rebates from your local water company as well! Here is a list of plants used at the District and information from some local water districts regarding water-wise landscaping and rebates!