Smart Irrigation Month

July is Smart Irrigation Month and a great time to evaluate your irrigation routine and check your sprinklers for leaks. Irrigating during the hottest part of day can result in excess water loss due to evaporation, while broken sprinklers can quickly drain your water savings!

Check the tips below for ways to make the most out of your watering routing and preventing water overuse. 

Smart Irrigation Month
  1. Irrigation Tips
  2. Outdoor Rebates

Small steps can make a big impact on your lawn's health and overall water savings. Follow these tips for using water efficiently this month and year round. 

  • Irrigate between 6 p.m. — 6 a.m. to prevent excess water loss due to evaporation.
  • Check your sprinklers for leaks.
  • Use a broom to clean driveways and other surfaces.
  • Don’t cut your grass too short. Keep grass height at 2-4 inches to help retain water in soil.
  • Use an automatic shut-off nozzle for washing your cars and irrigating.
  • Avoid water run-off when irrigating your landscape.
  • Don’t water when it’s windy. Water will go everywhere else except your lawn.
  • Install a drip irrigation system.
  • Use a soak and cycle method to keep your lawn healthy in a drought. Try watering for 4-5 minutes in three cycles with an hour between each cycle. 
  • Install low-water use plants that thrive in our region.
  • Use a weather-based irrigation controller that automatically adjusts to the weather.