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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Water Conservation

Water Conservation

What are you doing to save H20?

Water is not a finite resource; it is up to all of us to conserve it and secure it for future generations. Conservation is not hard, everyday behaviors can make a significant impact and it can start on your lawn, here are some tips:

  • Your lawn needs at least 1 – 1 1/2 inches of water per week, varying by type of grass.
  • Water as early as you can and water 2-3 times per week rather than daily.
  • If you cannot push a 6" screwdriver into your lawn, you are not watering enough.
  • Don't water so long that it runs down the street. See Stormwater Management Preventative Measures for more information.,
  • Try not to water when the wind is above 15 miles per hour as the majority of the water could miss the intended areas. In addition, high wind speeds significantly speed up evaporation, which means that the water that does stay on course is less effective.
  • Consider planting drought-resistant grass.
  • Follow the basic rule of thumb and raise your mower one inch when it starts getting hot.
  • Consider hiring a professional for an irrigation system audit.
  • Remember to take into consideration rainfall and rain forecasts.
  • Don't water your sidewalk.  Adjust your sprinkler heads to keep water in your yard and not on cement.

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