Water Conservation Tips for Your Landscaping

Are You Water Wise?  Are We Using Our Water Resource Wisely?

The Bottom Line, How Much Water Are We Wasting Each Day, Month and Year?

Here are a few suggestions to help reduce landscape water waste in the Inland Empire.

Plant a garden in areas of your grass.  You will use less water in your garden then for the same sized area of grass.  Learn more about using less water and creating food for your entire family.

Irrigation Evaluation

1.  Check the type of sprinklers you are using.  Are your sprinkler heads watering efficiently?  A good indication of non efficient sprinkler heads is, when a valve has gone through its cycle do you still have water seep through the head, or at the lowest head do you have what seems to be a continual flow of water?  Did you know that some inefficient sprinkler heads will waste 1 gallon of water from the start of the watering cycle to the finish of the cycle?  Now multiply that by the amount of sprinkler heads you have in your landscape, by however many times that station is watered per week.  That’s a lot of wasted water that could help so many people.

2.  Separate your watering sprinkler cycles for each different plant type.  From grass to shrubs to trees the watering time varies.  As do the depth of the root systems for each plant.  If you were trying to water a tree with the same sprinkler valve you water the grass.  Your grass could die, because correct watering of a tree means you water it once or twice a week.  That isn’t enough for the grass.  Grass roots are shallower and will dry up faster, whereas a tree’s root system is deep and retains more moisture.  So separating the sprinkler system will give you more control over how much water is used, also you will promote healthier plants because of the correct watering cycles.

3.  Pressure regulating devises might be installed for high pressure situations.  In high pressure irrigation systems you get a misting or fogging effect, this wastes nearly 50% of your water per sprinkler head.  Bring the water pressure down to a optimum level like 30 psi to each spray head will result in big water savings

4.  Installing a Water Smart Irrigation Controller.  Some smart water controller will adjust for weather, type of plant and root depth, steepness of the terrain, type of soil.  The end result is you will waste less water and promote proper plant care with the right amount of water.

5.  Adjust the starting time on the irrigation controller.  Setting your landscape irrigation controller to start between 5am and 10am, you will use less water.  Later in the day spray heads waste water due to evaporated and being blown by the wind.

If you want to help the environment and its most valuable resource, “Water”.  Then do your part to conserve by making the necessary changes.  If you need help call The Schubert Team we can perform a Water Audit and update your irrigation system, let our team help you lessen your Carbon Foot Print on this earth.

How To Grow Your Own Food

Save Money on Groceries

Imagine producing your own food.

No Work – No Weeding – No Heavy Digging – No Tilling

(Really! We do all the hard work of designing and installing, all you do is water and eat!)

We can show you how to grow your own food.

  • All that is required is a 4 foot by 4 foot square area per person.
  • On an average 6 to 8 hours of sunlight.
  • Gardens can be placed virtually anywhere even over concrete.
  • You will use less water in your garden then for the same sized area of grass

You can even convert your existing water consuming lawn into a food producing garden for the whole family.

Reduce waste through recycling & composting

Reduce nonrenewable water consumption through gardening

Protect the air quality by using lawn equipment less

The entire family will enjoy spending time growing and living together

Forget about conventional gardening methods where you need large areas of earth to rototiller so as to loosen the soil and a plow to create rows for planting. Not only do these types of gardens waste space but you’ll spend more time pulling weeds then caring for your plants. And your soil will take 7 years to become optimal for planting.

The Schubert Team can design and install a simple, attractive garden that will produce food for your entire family. Imagine, a renewable garden for your family that can produce food for years to come

The economic crisis dictates that we have to be pro-active in finding a means of providing food for our families. Simple gardening technologies are available to produce a sustainable food source for each member of your family with minimal physical effort.

Available Garden Packages Include

  • No Hard Work!
  • Design and installation of new garden
  • 3 part planting soil (special mix)
  • Germinated starter plants
  • Composting receptacle
  • Care instructions for new garden
  • Planting schedule for each season

Call today for your free garden evaluation (909) 862-4477

Changing the way we use the planet

The Importance of Vegetable Gardening

The economic crisis dictates that we have to be pro-active in finding a means of providing food for our families.  Simple gardening technologies are available to produce a sustainable food source for each member of your family. Worried about food supply?

Creating an Eco-Friendly Garden

Converting existing water consuming lawns into viable food producing gardens can have an impact on our planet. 

Why?  Because huge grass lawns consume our valuable resource “Water”.  Our other resource oil is used to cut our lawns and the trimmings are then sent to the dump.  If we modify or reduce the size of our lawns we use less water and oil, our single contribution may seem miniscule but the same contribution by millions can have an impact.

If we plant a garden in the same location and we use all our trimmings and or clippings from grass and trees and dead plants, then we will really be on to something.  We would actually reduce waste through recycling and composting. 

Besides all of these reasons, installing a vegetable garden will give us back a valuable resource “Food”.  Vegetable gardening can be done very simple and in small areas.  With this simple approach gardens can even be raised to allow wheel chair access.  The only stipulation is that your vegetables will need at least 6 hours of sunlight. 

We can design and install a simple vegetable garden which can provide viable food source for each of your family members.


Changing the way we use the planet