Until Halloween, keep up with what your lawn actually needs. Go to WaterMyYard.org and sign up for weekly emails or texts on specific watering recommendations for your lawn. WaterMyYard.org uses real-time data from local weather stations paired with information about your sprinkler system and lawn. This allows WaterMyYard.org to guide you to optimal watering efficiency—and alert you about any weather patterns that may result in a need to water. WaterMyYard.org ensures that you’ll be ready if a heat wave hits during the holidays this year. So sign up and enjoy the “off-season.”
Fall & winter water-saving tips:
• The rain doesn’t stop just because your sprinklers do. Keep your gardens growing with water you collect in rain barrels.• If you need to water, do it before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
• When you drip faucets to keep pipes from freezing overnight, don’t forget to turn them off in the morning—a dripping faucet can waste as much as one quart of water per hour.