Water Efficiency FAQ
"As a Watersense Irrigation partner and through my continued training, I am committed to helping consumers find water-efficient solutions for maintaining healthy lawn and gardens." —Josh Doucette, CIC, CLIA
Here are some things YOU can do to keep your water bill low, reduce run-off, and eliminate waste:
How often should I water my lawn?
- Less is more! Water only enough to saturate the root zones. Watering too much and too often may result in shallow roots, weed growth, disease, and fungus. Know your soil type for correct absorption.
When is the right time to water?
- Water when the sun is low or down, temperatures are cool, and winds are calm usually in the early morning or evening hours. This will help reduce water evaporation.
Should I adjust my controller settings?
- Yes! As the weather changes so should your system. Familiarize yourself with your irrigation controller and adjust the watering schedule regularly to conform with seasonal weather conditions.
How can I ensure my system is running efficiently?
- Inspect your irrigation system regularly. Be sure to keep water off sidewalks and driveways. Look for leaks, damaged or clogged heads and other problems. If you suspect damage contact our helpful staff and one of our qualified technicians can perform a sprinkler system performance evaluation.
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