Water Efficient Tips for Summers Lawns

by wfnblog on April 29, 2010

Lawn water sprinklerWhile spring has sprung in many parts of the country, the new season brings with it a host of concerns when it comes to the efficient and cost-effective use of water. Each year, millions of Americans waste precious water through wasteful and ineffective use.

However, there are a variety of tips and suggestions available that can help Americans enjoy a great lawn and garden this spring and summer—and do so by using environmentally-conscious water practices.

First, when watering a lawn, it’s always best to water in the morning or early evening. The reason is that by avoiding the hottest part of the day, more water will not evaporate as a result of the sun’s heat. For example, if you water your lawn at 3:00 p.m., when the day is hottest, more water will evaporate and not make it to your lawn then if you watered in morning or evening, when the temperatures are not nearly as high.

Second, an old or unreliable sprinkler can result in unnecessary water use when it doesn’t spray consistently or leaks a fair amount.

Third, and related to the previous suggestion, make sure your hose—and fittings—are working properly. Many times large amounts of water can seep from a leaky hose or otherwise be diverted. Imagine how much water can be wasted each time you water when you do so for 30 or more minutes?

Finally, environmentally-conscious sprinklers are available for homeowners. Now only do these sprinklers use less water than normal sprinklers, but some are also made from recycled materials.

These and other similar tips can make your spring and summer experiences much more environmentally aware—and also make them more affordable when you receive your water bill.

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