Valentine’s Day with Wayne Drop

January 26, 2022

Hey Everybody! Wayne Drop here… Valentine’s Day is coming up! Here are some fun messages to share with your crush… along with some water-saving tips they will be sure to love.


Water you wading for? Be mine.

We love our earth and the special gifts it gives us, especially water. We have 100+ tips to help you save it. Water you wading for?

Love Tip #111 - Water Deeply & Infrequently

I’m ready to soak up your love.

Water-Saving Tip #111: Soak your plants deeply but less frequently to encourage deep root growth and drought tolerance.

Another benefit to this type of watering is that plant roots also need oxygen to stay healthy. Watering a little each day and keeping the soil constantly wet can cause roots to rot.


Aloe you vera much.

Water-Saving Tip # 64: Choose the right Arizona-friendly plants and watch them thrive in our desert environment.

Succulents, like Aloe vera and many others can steal the show in a drought-tolerant landscape. Their structural and exotic shapes add whimsy and originality to a desert yard.

Valentine's Day


I’ll never desert you.

Water-Saving Tip #76: Visit your local xeriscape garden to view plants that thrive in our hot desert environment.

As you plan your landscape, one of the best design resources is your local xeriscape demonstration gardens. They provide practical, first-hand examples of plants and plant combinations.


Bee mine?

Water-Saving Tip #66: Plant species native to your region.

Adding native plants to your garden is a sustainable landscape practice that encourages pollinators like bees and hummingbirds to visit our gardens!


I’m water-falling for you.

Water-Saving Tip #122: Minimize or eliminate the use of waterfalls and sprays in your pool. Aeration increases evaporation.

Did you know that you pool can lose about 11-inches of water in June just to evaporation? That is about 2,600 gallons just in one month. Here are some ways to cut evaporation and keep the splash in your pool.


Love Water Saving Tip #122 save water in your pool.

I’m ready to take it from “cacti” to “cactus.”

Water-Saving Tip #63: Group plants with the same watering needs together to avoid overwatering some while underwatering others.

You can accomplish this by placing plants on specific irrigation lines with separate valves. For example, you can have a valve that waters your shrubs less each time but more frequently than a valve watering your trees. You may also have a different irrigation line/valve for your citrus trees vs your desert trees.


Until next time ‘sweet’ readers, be sure to designate one glass for your drinking water each day to cut down on the number of dishes to wash!


Wayne Drop is the official spokes-drop for Water – Use It Wisely. For over 20 years, he has been visiting community events, schools, and libraries to help talk about water conservation and why it’s so important to our state. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, boating, and sledding in the snow. Find more blogs from Wayne Drop.