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How to Cut Down on Your Outdoor Water Use



According to the Irrigation Association, a national industry group, July is “Smart Irrigation Month.” Here in Colorado, water is always important, and with the summer weather in full swing, conserving water becomes even more critical. Read on to learn how to reduce your outdoor water use, and make the best use of this precious resource.

Conduct an irrigation audit

 This will help determine if all equipment is working properly; this is also a good opportunity to check water pressure.

Upgrade nozzles

Replace older sprinkler heads with the new models. These run more efficiently and reduce evaporation.

Replace spray heads

Instead, consider installing drip irrigation for non-turf areas. Drip reduces evaporation and puts more water directly at the roots.

Swap out the controller

If you have an older controller, upgrade to a weather-based “smart” controller, as well as installing rain/moisture sensors.

Jessica Hommel is the Director of Marketing at Designs by Sundown, a landscape architecture, construction and maintenance firm with a portfolio in high-end residential projects and select commercial works. You can reach Jessica at 303-789-4400.

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