This guarantees your landscape will get the water it needs to be healthy while also preventing waste from overwatering.
3. Practice Interval Watering
Watering less frequently but for longer periods is a common source of wasted water, as the water runs off instead of being absorbed. Resolve this problem by water more frequently but in shorter bursts. For example, instead of one long watering session, try several short sessions timed about 15 minutes apart.
4. Don’t Water In The Rain
This seems obvious, but automatic sprinkler systems don’t know when it’s raining. To ensure that you don’t waste water, install a weather monitoring smart controller. It will automatically halt watering during wet weather and resume watering after the rain passes.
5. Ensure Proper Coverage
If your lawn doesn’t have proper sprinkler coverage, you’ll end up with spotty growth and wasted water, so it’s important to check your coverage at the start of each watering season. Do this by placing measuring cups all around your lawn and running the sprinklers for about 15 minutes. Each cup should fill with about the same amount of water; if the water levels are vastly different, you need to adjust your sprinkler placement.