Sprinkler timing means big water savings

02/22/2014 12:00 AM

02/21/2014 10:57 AM

This is one part of a new weekly feature in Home & Garden, highlighting ways residents can save water.

•  Water early or late.

Schedule your irrigation for early in the morning (before 8 a.m.) or after dark. There’s less evaporation, and more water will get to the plants’ roots – and not disappear into the air.

Studies have shown that this good timing means big water savings – 50 gallons every time you irrigate a typical 1,000-square-foot landscape. If you water twice a week, that adds up to 5,200 gallons a year.

For more tips, click on Bewatersmart.info.

– Debbie Arrington

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