Mesa Water Customers Can Save Water and Money by Not Overseeding

~ The City of Mesa is encouraging its water customers to consider limiting or forgoing the overseeding of grass areas in order to conserve water. This is due to the dry, arid climate and the need for water conservation. Not overseeding bermudagrass with winter rye can save customers money on seed, labor and gasoline for mowing, as well as time by not having to mow and care for the grass all winter long.

Scott Bouchie, the City of Mesa's Energy and Sustainability Director, said: "We are looking to our customers - homeowners, businesses and HOAs - especially those with large areas of turf, to embrace a lifestyle consistent with living in the desert and to demonstrate a commitment to preserving Mesa's water supply."

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Forgoing overseeding can result in substantial water savings. For every 1,000 square feet of grass not overseeded, 8,000 gallons of water are saved. For HOAs, this adds up to nearly 350,000 gallons per acre. The Environmental and Sustainability Department staff will send emails to 400 HOAs requesting their participation in this voluntary program.

Those who need help deciding whether or not to forgo overseeding can visit for a list of 10 great reasons to skip overseeding along with information on low-water-use plants, landscape watering guidelines and helpful conservation tips.

The City of Mesa is urging its customers to make an effort towards conserving water by limiting or forgoing overseeding their lawns this winter season.

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