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Fall Water Use Efficiency 


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Fall is here; as temperatures begin to cool and days get shorter, landscapes need less water.  Check out these fall water use efficiency tips:

·         Set your irrigation clock an hour back and replace your batteries when daylight saving time ends

·         Water in early morning or late evening to reduce evaporation and wind interference.

·         Consider installing a rain barrel collection system to harvest rain water. For more information click here

·         Adjust irrigation controllers to cut back on watering days and times.  Use the Landscape Water Calculator to determine your plants’ watering needs.

·         Inspect your irrigation system for leaks, over-spray, water pressure issues and broken components, and fix them promptly.

·         Refresh mulch around trees and plants to reduce evaporation and prevent weed growth.

Need help assessing your irrigation system? Take advantage of a free Water Use Survey, which includes site-specific water-saving recommendations from a certified irrigation professional. Click here for more information or to schedule an appointment.