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May 24, 2007

Albany-- Lawns, plants and crops are struggling right now as the drought gets worse.
And with water restrictions, it's important that you make the most of your water usage. Avoid the temptation to soak your outdoor plants. That can actually hurt them. There are other things you can do to help them survive this drought. 

 "If you water on the days your allowed to, I think if you water thoroughly that will be sufficient to keep your lawn looking good. Established shrubs watering once a week is sufficient, and newly planted shrubs you have to do twice or three times a week."

A soaker hose is a good way to water, because it applies water slowly and directly to the root system and uses less water than sprinklers. If you are going to water, make sure you follow the current water restriction rules. If you live at an even numbered address, you may water on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

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