Water-Wise Tip: Irrigate in the morning and your water will go further

08/09/2014 12:00 AM

08/07/2014 5:34 PM

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

•  Water plants early in the morning, preferably before 8 a.m.

Cool morning temperatures – particularly on hot August days – equal less evaporation. That means your water will go further. Experts estimate that by just watering in the morning instead of the hot afternoon, a typical suburban landscape can save at least 25 gallons every time you water. That adds up to 50 gallons a week and 2,600 gallons a year.

For more tips, visit www.bewatersmart.info.

Debbie Arrington

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