Did you know that more than half of the average household’s water use occurs outdoors? Here are some quick tips for saving water outdoors when caring for your lawn.

  • Water early in the morning before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m.
    Water evaporates quickly when the sun is out. So, water your lawn early in the morning, and earlier the better. When you do, you can water less since more water will be absorbed instead of evaporating.
  • Water your lawn just 2 to 3 times a week.
    Lawns don't need to be watered every day, even during the summer. If you water once every three days, you'll promote deeper, more solid root growth in your lawn. This makes your lawn more water-efficient and healthier overall
  • Water only when your lawn needs it.
    Do a step check. If the grass springs back up when stepped on, don't water. If it stays flat, however, it's time to water. For plants, use a touch test. Poke your finger into the soil about a half inch. If the soil feels relatively dry, it’s time to water
  • Water your lawn on calm days.
    You’ll avoid losing sprinkling water by strong winds if you do.

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