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Water Wise Landscapes in Big Sky Montana

Water Wise Landscapes in Big Sky – Is your Landscape Water-Wise?

Did you know that landscape irrigation use spikes by a whopping 160% during summer months? That’s a lot of water, and a significant portion is lost to evaporation, especially when watering during the heat of the day. Big Sky boasts stunning scenery, but keeping it that way requires all of us to be water-wise. That’s why we need to talk about Water Wise Landscapes.

Not only does this strain our water resources, but traditional lawns with heavy fertilization can contribute to water quality issues. The good news? You can have a beautiful, low-maintenance landscape that protects our rivers and saves you money!


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Embrace the Water-Wise Lifestyle in Big Sky

  • Plant Smart: Swap thirsty lawns for native wildflowers, grasses, and shrubs. These beauties are drought-tolerant and provide valuable wildlife habitat.
  • Plan and Maintain: The Gallatin River Task Force offers a fantastic Water Wise Landscape Guide to help you design, install, and maintain a water-saving landscape, whether you’re starting fresh or revamping an existing one.
  • Water Wisely: Upgrading your irrigation system with a weather-based smart controller, rain sensor, and efficient sprinkler heads can significantly reduce water waste. The Big Sky Water Conservation Program even offers rebates to help you get started.

Every Drop Counts

By working together, we can create a wave of water conservation in Big Sky. From reducing lawn size to utilizing native plants, small changes add up to a big impact. Join the movement and become a Water-Wise Hero!

Let’s keep Big Sky beautiful and our rivers healthy. Learn more here: https://gallatinrivertaskforce.org/water-conservation/water-wise-landscapes/ 

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