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Eliminating Waste in Outdoor Watering and Saving Dollars

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July is Smart Irrigation Month

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Water Wisely

Today’s irrigation systems include sophisticated controllers that allow you to easily adjust watering schedules to fit different needs:

  • Get in the Zone. Schedule each individual zone in your irrigation system to account for type of sprinkler, sun or shade exposure, and soil in that section. Different zones will almost always need different watering schedules.
  • Consider Soil Type. Type of soil determines how quickly water can be absorbed without run off. Watering more often than soil can absorb, causes runoff and waste.
  • Don’t Send Water Down the Drain. Set sprinklers to water plants, and not your driveway, patio or buildings.
  • Water Only When Needed. Saturate root zones and let the soil dry. Watering too much frequently results in shallow roots, weed growth, disease and fungus.
  • Water at the Best Time. Watering during the heat of the day may cause losses of up to 30 per cent due to evaporation.
  • Water More Often for Shorter Periods. For example, setting your system to run for three 5-minute intervals lets soil absorb more water than watering for 15 minutes at one time.
  • Adapt Watering to the Season. Familiarize yourself with the settings on your irrigation controller and adjust the watering schedule regularly to take into account seasonal weather conditions. Alternatively, invest in a ‘smart’ controller that makes the necessary changes automatically.
Source: Irrigation Association

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