SEPTEMBER IS THE TIME TO WATER 30% LESS.

This time of year, your landscaping needs less water, even if you’re still sweating through your shirt.
Your plants notice the days getting shorter and will naturally start going into their dormant phase.
Avoid wasting water on your lawn by following the watering schedule below.

 

Keep it green,
without wasting blue.

You don’t need a green thumb to keep your grass healthy. Simply follow this guide. This guide assumes heavy clay soil, which is the most common to IRWD’s service area. Additionally, keep in mind that the watering times suggested are the maximum amount of time you’ll need for full sun areas. Start with this schedule and adjust the times only if your plants show signs of stress. If stress occurs only in isolated areas, check the operation of your irrigation system before adjusting times.

The guide recommends “cycling and soaking” your landscaping. “Cycle and soak” means that your sprinklers turn on for a period of time, then turn off to allow the water to soak in, and finally turn back on again. This is a better way to water because it eliminates water run-off and allows water to soak deeper into the roots of your plants, resulting in healthier root growth. Please consult your irrigation controller owner’s manual for simple instructions on “cycling” your watering schedule.

Wondering what the percentages are about? Some irrigation controllers allow you to adjust the amount of water by adjusting a seasonal percentage control. You can automatically reduce all of your watering schedules by 30% if you have that option on your controller.

WE'LL PAY YOU TO SAVE WATER.

Weather Based
Irrigation Controller

Thinking of getting a smart irrigation controller
that adjusts itself based on the weather?
You could qualify for a rebate of up to $80.

Get Smart Initiative

You could be eligible for a no-cost installation of a Rachio sprinkler controller and Nest thermostat. IRWD and our partner energy utilities are pleased to offer customers smart home technology to help conserve water and energy by managing your home’s irrigation, and indoor temperature demands.

Turf
Removal

Grass is so last decade.
Replace that old lawn with something
unique and you could qualify for a rebate.

The more you know, the less you waste.

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