As winter approaches, it’s important to consider the needs of your irrigation system. Since your plants and grass will not require nearly as much water during the cooler months of the year, it’s time to adjust your irrigation habits, service your irrigation technology, and prepare for a new season. Here’s what you need to know to save two valuable resources, money and water.
Water is a valuable natural resource that also costs you money with every gallon that you use. Strategic irrigation management will help you maintain a beautiful, lush landscape year round, but irresponsible irrigation habits will result in a higher water bill and diminished curb appeal.
There are simple steps you can take to prevent overwatering now that your lawn won’t need so much hydration. These steps also simplify your own irrigation maintenance:
- Use an automatic timer so you don’t have to rely on memory to turn irrigation on and off
- Test all sprinkler heads to make sure their spray zones don’t overlap, as any overlaps will deliver too much water to a single spot
- Purchase and install a rainfall shut off device to interrupt your sprinkler cycles when it rains