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.