If you’ve designed a water-efficient landscape, you may be able to get all the water you need from rainfall alone. But sometimes that may not be enough. Whether you water with a hose or use an irrigation system, smart watering habits can keep your lawn and landscape healthy and beautiful without wasting water or money. Follow a few simple tips for watering wisely to help keep your lawn and landscape looking great without wasting water.
Up to 50 percent of water applied by irrigation systems is lost to wind, evaporation, and improper system design, installation, or maintenance. Watering by hand is the most efficient form of irrigation; however, if you have an in-ground irrigation system, hiring a WaterSense irrigation partner is an easy way to take some of the guesswork out of running your system. These professionals are certified through WaterSense labeled programs for their expertise in water-efficient irrigation technologies and techniques. A certified irrigation professional can design, install, maintain, or audit your system to ensure it applies the proper amount of water to maintain a healthy landscape. You can also request water-saving technologies to help keep your lawn and landscape looking great without wasting water.