Outdoor Water Conservation – Part 4

You can have a healthy landscape and conserve water.  Plant the right plant in the right place, design and maintain your landscape for efficient water use!  Conserve water and save money when you become WaterSmart!*

Mow Properly

  • Raise your mower blade and cut grass higher to encourage deeper rooting, increase turf survival during drought and reduce water demand.
  • Mow at the recommended height (see chart) and mow often enough that one-third of the leaf tissue is removed at each mowing
  • Mow turf in shaded areas higher than turf in full sun
  • Always keep the mower blades sharp – dull blades shred leaf tips, causing the turf to use more water

*WaterSmart is a water conservation education program initiated by the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA). Its mission is to educate about the importance of indoor and outdoor water conservation so that all residents can help make a difference and be WaterSmart!