Scatter tuna cans or other straight-sided containers on your lawn, turn on the sprinkler, and check the time. When most cans have 1 inch of water in them, turn off the sprinkler and check how long it ran. Then you know how long to run your sprinkler each week in summer, if you want to keep your lawn green!
DID YOU KNOW?
Over half of residential water is used outdoors!
Check for leaks, sprinkler head misalignments, broken pipes, and other
irrigation system problems monthly. Also reset your irrigation timers four times
a year as the seasons change and remember to turn off the system during rainy periods.
Most lawns need only 1 inch of water each week, spread over 2 or 3 waterings, to stay
green during Northwest summers, and only half that much in September!
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Save this summer with these water wise tips!