Here are some practical tips that will help you efficiently accomplish a beautiful yard while being water-use minded.
Water Wisely: The efficient way to water is a few times for a shorter amount of time, with 15 minute breaks in between. This allows water enough time to soak into the soil.
Water On Time: The best time to water is in the morning between 5 and 10 a.m. Watering during the day is wasted due to the wind and evaporation; at night grass can remain wet allowing fungus to grow.
Water at the Roots: Drip irrigation is recommended to get water directly to the roots. Drip irrigation enables a low volume of water to be dispersed right at the root system of the plant. This is recommended when wanting to water individual trees, flowerbeds, potted containers or other non-grass areas. This efficient method reduces water waste due to evaporation and runoff.
Water by Zones: Divide your landscape into separate irrigation zones. This way grass can be watered separately and more frequently than groundcover plants, shrubs, and trees.
Water what Grows: If you have an automatic sprinkler system, make sure the sprinklers are adjusted properly to avoid the wasteful watering of sidewalks and driveways.
Make Inspections: Routinely check your sprinklers to make sure everything is working properly; a clogged sprinkler or a torn line doesn’t benefit your landscape or your water bill.
Be Flexible: Adjust your automatic sprinkler system as the weather and seasons change. Or better yet, install a shut-off device that automatically detects rain, whcih allows you to take advantage of the water nature provides without having to pay for it.
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