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City of Dacono

Posted on: June 15, 2018

Conservation Tips for Outdoor Water Use and Irrigation Systems.

Urban lawn watering is the single largest water demand on most municipal supplies. However, there are many ways to conserve water on the home landscape. 

  • Avoid watering yards between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. when water demand is the highest.
  • Learn the water requirements of your landscape plants and water accordingly, avoiding over-watering as much as possible. Over-watering is not only wasteful, it is also unhealthy for plants. 
  • Make a habit of manually operating your irrigation system and rely less on the automatic controller. 
  • Take into account recent rainfall amounts before watering your landscape- If it’s already raining, it doesn’t need it. 
  • Do not water during high winds- Your lawn isn’t getting the water that’s blown away by the wind.
  • Mulching reduces evaporation from the soil surface and reduces irrigation needs by approximately 50 percent.  

Source:  Colorado State University Extension

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