There are many ways to save water, but during the summer, the most effective water conservation improvements come from your sprinkler and irrigation system.
With just a little bit of knowledge, you can save water while keeping your landscaping healthy during hot, dry conditions.
Smart Irrigation Month Tips
Know how much water your lawn needs
The amount of water your lawn needs depends on a lot of different factors including climate, soil type and grass type.
The trick is to water deeply but infrequently. You get deep roots with deep watering. As a general rule of thumb, do not water more than 1-inch deep each time.
- Measure your sprinkler output by placing some tuna cans (or a similarly sized, flat-bottomed container) around your lawn.
- ¾ to 1 inch of water is a good amount each time you irrigate.
- You can get the average output by measuring the depth of water in each can and then dividing by the … Read Full Post »