Outdoor Watering Tips

Watering and irrigating efficiently can reduce water use by 20-40 percent, saving you money on your water bill. 

  • Healthy landscapes need only one inch of water a week.
  • Remove water-hogging weeds. 
  • Mulch to retain moisture. Mulch around trees, shrubs, and flowers to help the soil retain moisture and prevent weeds.
  • Prune plants—smaller plants require less water. 
  • Use drip irrigation to apply water slowly and directly to the roots of plants and trees.
  • Water during the optimal time between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • Install a rain sensor to prevent irrigation during a rain event.
  • Inspect your irrigation system and equipment for leaks.
  • Consider installing a smart controller for your irrigation system
  • Test sprinklers and spray heads to ensure they work properly and direct them away from paved surfaces.​