Increase Water-Use Efficiency During Smart Irrigation Month
July is a peak month for outdoor water use, but a great time to improve your irrigation efficiency! Here are tips to help you save during Smart Irrigation Month:
Water at the coolest time of the day instead of the hottest when more than a third of water can be lost to evaporation.
Use 2 to 4 inches of mulch around plants, bushes, and trees to reduce evaporation, moderate soil temperatures, and to help control weeds.
Group together plants with similar water requirements in the same area of your yard.
Use a weather-based irrigation controller to customize watering times based on weather conditions and plant needs.
Replace your grass with water-wise features and receive a minimum of $2 per square foot by applying for the Turf Replacement Program. opens in a new windowClick here to apply.
Receive water-saving recommendations from a certified irrigation professional by applying for a free WaterSmart Checkup at opens in a new windowwatersmartcheckup.org.
Take advantage of residential and commercial rebates by applying at otaywater.gov/rebates.