Smart Sprinkling Tips
- Water in shifts! Prevent run-off by splitting your watering times into two or more applications with breaks in between. This watering practice promotes deeper root growth, fostering a healthier landscape that is more resistant to dry weather.
- Be an early bird irrigator! Early morning watering gets more water to the roots, instead of losing it to evaporation. It also washes bacteria and fungus spores off plants. As the day warms, plants dry off quickly, preventing plant diseases and promoting a healthier lawn and garden.
- Soak or drip. Consider using soaker hoses or drip irrigation. These apply water directly to the plant roots, reducing waste from evaporation or run-off.
- Sense the rain. When it rains, use the manual override or install a rain sensor that automatically turns off your irrigation system when it starts raining.