Cut your water costs and prevent runoff by controlling the amount of water and direction of sprinklers. Periodically inspect and fix leaks and misdirected sprinklers.
The average lawn needs about an inch of water a week, including rainfall, or 10 to 20 minutes of watering. A half-inch per week is enough for fall and spring.
Water your lawn early in the morning so water has time to soak into the soil before the heat of the sun causes evaporation. Sprinklers should be left on long enough to allow water to soak into the ground but not so long to cause runoff.
Using drip irrigation, soaker hoses, or micro-spray systems for flower beds and vegetation can also help reduce your water bill and prevent runoff.
Save on water by planting low maintenance, drought-tolerant trees and shrubs.
For more information, please contact Stormwater Program Management at (731) 423-2041.