Save on Your Water Bill This Summer

 

When you get a new irrigation system, you want to make sure you’re using water efficiently. Otherwise, you could be throwing away money that we know you’d rather keep! So, when it’s time to turn on your sprinklers, you should be able to precisely use the amount of water you need to keep your yard looking amazing. We put together some ideas you can use when it comes to conserving water with your irrigation system.

 

Minimize Water Waste

If you don’t have a green thumb, it can be a little difficult to know exactly how you should keep up with your yard. You would think that because you have an automatic sprinkler system you wouldn’t have to worry about the details of taking care of your yard. This is partially true. An automatic irrigation system is a fantastic way to care for your yard because you can precisely know how much time you should be watering.

 

Homeowners will often have one long continuous session when they turn on their sprinklers. But this could be detrimental to your utility bill! The extra water could cause runoff because it was too much water for the plants to absorb. Your money would be running away with that water!

 

Instead of watering for a long session, try splitting the time into shorter periods and take 15 minute breaks in between each session. This way, the water has a chance to be absorbed.

 

Water at Optimal Times

So, when should you water your lawn to be the most efficient? Experts say the best time to use your irrigation system is between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. When you set it for this time period the sun is lower, making the temperature cooler and allowing the plants to completely absorb the water. It also allows the leaves to dry out during the day. You won’t have to worry about water loss from evaporation during the day making your watering that much more efficient!

 

Also, it may not be the best choice to water your landscape in the evening because leaves can stay wet overnight and cause fungus to appear.

 

Adjust Your Sprinkler Settings Seasonally

With every season, the weather changes will dictate how much water you’ll need to use for your landscape. Depending on the season, you can install a shut-off device to detect if there is any rain or moisture around the system. Now, you’ll save money by taking advantage of when it rains so you don’t have to use your own water!

 

Routine Inspections

At Harrison Irrigation, it is vital to us that we give our customers an incredible experience and that means doing routine inspections to ensure your system is running smoothly. Whether you’d like monthly or quarterly sessions, we will check your system for any clogged heads or torn lines that could spike up your water bill and threaten your property’s beauty.

 

At Harrison Irrigation, we want to make sure our clients have great information when they choose to work with us. If you need help getting started with your irrigation needs, call us today to see how our skilled team can help you conserve water with irrigation.