Water Conservation Tips for Your Landscaping
You Water Wise? Are We Using Our Water Resource Wisely?
Bottom Line, How Much Water Are We Wasting Each Day,
Month and Year?
are a few suggestions to help reduce landscape water
waste in the Inland Empire.
Plant a garden in areas of your
grass. You will use less water in your
garden then for the same sized area of grass.
Learn more about using less water and creating food for
your entire family.
Check the type of sprinklers you are using.
Are your sprinkler heads watering efficiently? A good
indication of non efficient sprinkler heads is, when a
valve has gone through its cycle do you still have water
seep through the head, or at the lowest head do you have
what seems to be a continual flow of water? Did you
know that some inefficient sprinkler heads will waste 1
gallon of water from the start of the watering cycle to
the finish of the cycle? Now multiply that by the
amount of sprinkler heads you have in your landscape, by
however many times that station is watered per week.
That’s a lot of wasted water that could help so many
Separate your watering sprinkler cycles for each
different plant type.
From grass to shrubs to trees the watering time varies.
As do the depth of the root systems for each plant. If
you were trying to water a tree with the same sprinkler
valve you water the grass. Your grass could die,
because correct watering of a tree means you water it
once or twice a week. That isn’t enough for the grass.
Grass roots are shallower and will dry up faster,
whereas a tree’s root system is deep and retains more
moisture. So separating the sprinkler system will give
you more control over how much water is used, also you
will promote healthier plants because of the correct
Pressure regulating devises might be installed for high
In high pressure irrigation systems you get a misting or
fogging effect, this wastes nearly 50% of your water per
sprinkler head. Bring the water pressure down to a
optimum level like 30 psi to each spray head will result
in big water savings
Installing a Water Smart Irrigation Controller.
Some smart water controller will adjust for weather,
type of plant and root depth, steepness of the terrain,
type of soil. The end result is you will waste less
water and promote proper plant care with the right
amount of water.
Adjust the starting time on the irrigation controller.
Setting your landscape irrigation controller to start
between 5am and 10am, you will use less water. Later in
the day spray heads waste water due to evaporated and
being blown by the wind.
you want to help the environment and its most valuable
Then do your part to conserve by making the necessary
If you need help call The Schubert
Team we can perform a Water Audit and update your
irrigation system, let our team help you lessen your
Carbon Foot Print on this earth.