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Water Watch & Conservation
Lawn Watering Tips
Always use a shut-off nozzle on your hose when washing vehicles or watering plants.
An average lawn needs only 1 inch of water once per week.
Install an automatic sprinkler timer on an outdoor faucet.
Plant with water-efficient landscaping and use mulch. Organic mulches, such as aged manure, compost, bark, or wood chips, cover and cool soil thus minimizing evaporation.
Reprogram automatic electronic controllers frequently to correspond with current weather conditions.
Sweep outside with a broom, not a hose. Five minutes of hosing uses up to 25 gallons of water.
Thatch and aerate your lawn for better water filtration.
Use more efficient sprinklers that provide large drops of water close to the ground.
Use mulch / compost for trees, plants, and shrubbery.
Use rain shutoff devices.
Use soaker hoses or a drip irrigation system for flower and plant beds.
Water early. The earlier you water, the better.
Water longer but less frequently.