In today's post I am going to cover a few tips to conserve your water. I hope these are helpful. Feel free to leave comments below.
1. Aerate your lawn. If you see dry patches or brown spots in your lawn it might need to be aerated. When the soil gets too compacted the water will not penetrate properly. This situation will require more water to nourish your grass and soil. Thatch build up is another concern. Build up around the grass blades may repel water. The amount of aeration or times you need to de-thatch depend on your type of grass, climate, and amount of fertilizer you use. Too much fertilizer can cause excessive thatch growth. To determine if your lawn needs aeration simply apply some water from the hose to the dry area and observe. It the water does not penetrate you may want to aerate.
2. Add a few inches of mulch or decorative rock around your shrubs. This will conserve water and reduce weeds.
3. Install a filter. Most sprinkler valve and head repairs are due to foreign objects in the water such as sand or insects. Most water supplies have these. Installing a screen filter before the valves can reduce the amount of water needed and save you money on costly repairs.
4. Replace the heads. If your system is very old you may want to consider installing rotary heads. The quality has increased a lot over the last 20 years on these. The old spray heads may use more water than needed.
5. Use drip irrigation for your plants and shrubs. This will save water as well as the other 4 tips. Just click here for more info on drip irrigation. We have a whole page about it.
I hope this information is useful to you and I hope to see you back real soon!