Ways To Save Water With Your Irrigation System
Posted On July 13, 2020
If you currently purchase an irrigation system for your lawn, or are thinking about it, you definitely need to consider ways to cut costs and save money by saving water.
Below I’ve mentioned 8 proven ways to conserve water for your irrigation system which will also help save a little extra money for your summer plans as well as getting on the “go green” band wagon.Checkout Find out more for more info.
- Set the timer at your device to operate once a month or once a week for regular weather shifts. This move alone saves you more energy and water than every other move. It only takes a little bit of your attention, but it’s free besides. Use the percent key if the option is available to your controller.
- Instead of the evening hours use your system during the morning hours. Morning temperatures are colder and wind typically doesn’t blow as strongly so premature evaporation isn’t a concern. If you water during the evening, you may face problems with turf and plant disease, as water can soak on plants all night (especially in wetlands).
- Divide the watering into 2 or 3 short cycles instead of one long period of time when using an automatic sprinkler system. When you loop the sprinkler cycles, the water has an chance to sink in the earth rather than build up and wash out.
- Relocate fitting sprinklers. Room sprinklers 4-6 inches from the bottom of streets, curbs and patios, in a portion of a lawn and 12 inches in a portion of a shrub. To make the operation even simpler for you, locate a shop that sells irrigation equipment and buy lightweight riser pipes designed for relocating sprinklers.
- Repair all the valves which leak. When you see water flowing on the pavement when the irrigation device is shut off, there is a faulty valve which needs to be cleaned or completely replaced.
- Place a filter over your system. Contaminants in the water supplies do the most harm to irrigation systems. Install a screen filter in front of the valves, at the water source.
- Use the drip irrigation when rinsing shrubs. Drip irrigation is not difficult to mount, not too costly, and is more effective than standard sprinklers by 20 per cent.
- Get an audit of the irrigation cycle. Your water provider can perform a free audit or charge a nominal fee only. You can seek an independent auditor, too. You will obtain knowledge regarding the state of your irrigation system from the report, as well as suggestions for repair and/or enhancement. You can also get details on how much you water each month of the year and how often you will.