Sustainability Tip of the Week: Sprinkle, sprinkle little hose

These days, most of us have automatic sprinkler systems that keep our lawns and yards perfectly green for that American dream we’ve chased (and maybe caught!). Automatic sprinkler systems are extremely convenient. However, they can also be a waste of water if you’re not paying attention to the weather. If it is raining every day, or raining enough for your grass’s health, it is smart to turn off your sprinkler system. Running your sprinklers during the rainy season is a waste of water. You can also purchase a rain sensor for your sprinkler system that will turn the sprinkler system on and off depending on weather conditions. Another way to conserve water is to run the sprinklers early in the morning before the sun rises, to prevent water from evaporating in the heat. You should also make sure that you aren’t over watering. If your sprinklers are watering to the point where water is running off your yard onto the sidewalk or street, you may want to reduce the amount of time the sprinklers run. Happy watering!

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