Consider hiring an WaterSense Irrigation Professional to assist with maintenance and upgrades.
Be Smart About Irrigation
- Always follow town watering restrictions. Restrictions are put in place for public health and safety.
- Before you begin to irrigate, keep in mind that just one inch of water per week from rain/irrigation is enough to keep a lawn green.
- Don’t overwater, as it can cause harmful fungus outbreaks.
- Follow weather reports, or set up a simple rain gauge to determine how much rain has fallen.
- Test your lawn by stepping on a patch of grass; if it springs back, it doesn’t need water.
- Avoid watering when it’s windy, to limit evaporation.
- Ensure that water is distributed evenly on the lawn and not on sidewalks or driveways.
- Don’t water during a rain event! (We’ve all seen this happen…)
- “Smart” irrigation controllers reduce water use by up to 75 percent.
- “Smart” controllers use sensors and weather information to manage watering times and frequency. As environmental conditions vary, the controller adjusts irrigation, and will turn off your sprinklers during rain, high wind or low temperature.