During this time of the year we usually experience cooler and wetter weather. Irrigation systems should be running no more than one day a week; I prefer to leave everything off unless the weather is drier. Although most plants and turf enter a dormant phase and stop growing above ground, below ground their root zones are still expanding. Should temperatures decide to be milder, a one day a week schedule will provide adequate water to sustain it through the winter. Remember to turn the controller off if anticipating rain or freezing temperatures.
WATER SAVING TIPS
- · When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.
- · Reduce the amount of lawn in your yard by planting shrubs and ground cover appropriate to our region.
- · Teach your children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.
- · Remember to check your sprinkler system valves periodically for leaks and keep sprinkler heads in good shape.
- · Soak pots and pans instead of letting water run while you scrape them clean.