Posted on June 28, 2018 - 09:59 AM
by Bill Saunders
Avoiding Waste When Watering Your Lawn
The following tips will help you avoid waste when watering your lawn:
Use a low-angle, pulsating sprinkler. Water sprayed high into the air produces a mist that loses much of its moisture through evaporation.
Water the lawn, not the sidewalk or driveway.
Lawns need about an inch of water per week. To determine how much watering time that requires, place an empty tuna tin within your sprinkler’s range, and note how long it takes to fill. In addition, note if the water is "running off" rather than soaking in. Adjust your time accordingly (you might need to have 2 shorter cycles initially until the soil is absorbing, so you will need to monitor this.
When watering, account for recent rain.
Use an automatic sprinkler system that allows you to adjust the area, frequency and/or duration. Set the timer to operate just prior to sunrise(watering in the evening seems efficient, but can lead to mildew and lawn diseases)
Attach rain barrels to downspouts (check your neighborhood's restrictions and covenants beforehand), in order to catch and hold roof runoff and then re-distribute it to your lawn, garden or container plants. Keep it covered for safety reasons, and to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. (Note: rainwater is actually better for plants because it doesn’t contain chlorine and has an ambient temperature).
Dont Miss a New Listing Again!
Already registered? Login FREE AUTOMATED EMAIL UPDATES
Sign in to take advantage of all this site has to offer. Save your favorite listings and searches – also receive email updates when listings you like come on the market for free! *Contact Information NOT Shared*
Licensed to sell real estate in the State of Arkansas
The HSMLS Data on this site was last updated: 2019-04-20.
Information deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.
The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Hot Springs Data Share Program of the Hot Springs Multiple Listing Service. Real estate listings held by Brokerage firms other than Meyers Realty are marked with the HSDS logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers.
Information provided is for consumer\'s personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. This site will be
monitored for \'scraping\' and any use of search facilities of data on the site other than by a consumer looking to purchase real estate, is prohibited. The listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers are advised to confirm all items.
Copyright 2019 Hot Springs Multiple Listing Services of the Hot Springs Board of REALTORS.