Did you know that outdoor landscaping accounts for up to 40%-70% of annual home water use? We too often take our most precious resource for granted. Wasting water harms your wallet and our watersheds in the process! Here are a few simple tips to cut down overwatering in your home!
- Change the way you irrigate your garden: Water your lawn 1 to 2 days a week instead of 5 days a week! This simple tip can save up to 840 gallons of water per week! Also check your sprinkler system for overspray, broken sprinkler heads, or leaks and promptly repair them to save up to 500 gallons of water per month!
- Consider upgrading your irrigation system: While you may have to buy new control units or sprinkler systems, the long-term cost savings will eclipse the initial investment. Using modern smart sprinkler systems, you won’t have to worry about forgetting to turn on or off your sprinklers. Many of these new systems adjust watering schedules as it actively monitors weather conditions and humidity of the
- Don’t let your money evaporate: Water your plants in the early morning or in the evening to reduce evaporation and ineffective watering due to wind! By simply changing your irrigation schedule, you can save up to 25 gallons of water each time you water your
- Sweep your troubles away: Use a broom instead of hosing down your driveway and walkways. Not only will you save up to 40 gallons of water each time, you can prevent hazardous runoffs and clogged storm drains!