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Consumer Tip Monday, March 14, 2011

How to Best Water Your Lawn

Did you know that most of us use more water outdoors than indoors during the year? And many of us are wasting our money because we overwater our lawns.

The spring sunshine is signaling lawns to stir out of their winter slumber. Now is the time to set up a lawn watering program, so the grass is luscious while you conserve costly and precious water.

Watering efficiently wets only the turf grass root zones without saturating the soil or letting water run off.  Water no more than two times a week and even less if it has rained. Your lawn only needs an inch or less of water a week.

In addition, your community may have watering restrictions to preserve drinking water for indoor use, so make the most out of your watering time.

Here's a video to show you how to know when your lawn needs water and how to know how much water it needs: 


How to best water your lawn
Youtube video