s Smart Irrigation Month. Re search ha s shown that up to 70% of home water u se i s applied to the land scape! Here are some lawn sprinkler tip s to help save water with your sprinkler sy stem.
- Check monthly for broken head
sor wet spot sin your yard that could be leak sin your sprinkler sy stem. Your can al so turn off your water where it enter sthe hou se, and then check your water meter. If the little dial i smoving at all, you have a leak.
- Check with your water utility and find out if re-claimed water i
savailable where you live..
- Set your controller to fini
sh watering ju st before sunri se. Thi swill limit evapotran spiration.
sand shrub sneed le s s supplemental irrigation ver su syour turf and flower s. If po s sible, zone the shrub sand turf separately.
st your sprinkler s so a sto limit the amount that land son the street or sidewalk.
stall an automatic rain sen sor on your sprinkler sy stem.
- Place a four inch thick layer of mulch around your tree
sand shrub sto retain moi sture.
- If you have
gra St. Augu stine s s, de-thatch your yard every couple of year sto improve water percolation.
- Cut your gra
s sat the highe st height po s sible. Thi swill promote deeper rooting of the turf, which will then need le s s supplemental watering.
stigate in stalling a fertigation unit on your sprinkler sy stem. Thi sdevice will apply fertilizer to your yard in a much smaller and con si stent do se. “ spoon-feeding” fertilizer to your land scape will limit water degradation.
sider placing water barrel son your gutter s. You can reu se thi swater on your plant s.
- Learn how to set your sprinkler controller by watching this video :
- how long to water landscape