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Top Watering Tricks for a Healthy Landscape

Post Date:09/10/2018 1:45 PM

Top 5 watering tricks for a healthy landscape

You can save a lot of water each time you water your yard by following these easy steps. You’ll not only use water more efficiently, you’ll have a better-looking yard and healthier plants.

  • Check the soil
    First use a moisture meter or good old eight-inch screwdriver to see if your yard needs water. If meter says it is moist or the screwdriver easily goes into the soil you can skip running the sprinklers. Overwatering can cause root damage and lead to disease.  Come to our Administrative Offices and pick up your free moisture meter today!
  • Inspect your sprinklers
    Check your sprinklers on a regular basis for problems like clogged and broken heads or ones that misdirected and spraying the sidewalk or your car instead of your yard.
  • Water in the morning
    After you’ve checked to see if you need to water, set your sprinklers to run in the early morning. The temperatures are lower, slowing evaporation so less water is lost and more gets to your plants.
  • Use the soak and cycle method
    Soak and Cycle is a process of running your sprinklers in shorter increments spaced out over a period of time to allow for better absorption by the soil.
    • For example, if you’re running your sprinklers for eight minutes, break the watering cycle into two increments of four minutes, spaced an hour apart. This allows the water to better permeate through the soil and get to where it’s needed.

We have rebates available and many more watering tips or you can schedule a Water-Wise House Call.