Conserve Water and Save Money
We’ve certainly felt the heat this summer! Except for a few sprinkles here and there, water has been pretty scarce. With that, the town of Castle Rock has asked for residents and HOAs to cut back on the use of water.
Water Conservation Saves Millions of Gallons
In addition to sticking to their regular watering schedules and restrictions, residents are asked to cut back watering by 20 percent. That’s just two minutes per watering cycle. Don’t forget with watering restrictions you’re only allowed to water before 8 am and after 8 pm on your assigned watering day. If you’re worried about getting a violation for having a distressed yard, don’t worry. The town has asked HOAs to give a little leniency when it comes to writing violations. Read more about the restrictions here.
Just because you have to conserve water, doesn’t mean you have to give up your nice looking yard. Here a few water conservation tips to help you conserve and have a good-looking yard.
Adjust Your Sprinklers Frequently
Don’t turn your sprinklers on and then forget about them until the fall. Foot traffic, lawnmowers, and other events can cause your heads to adjust. You may have everything set at spring start-up, but you could be watering your sidewalk now. Check in on your system throughout the summer.
Cycle and Soak
Water more deeply and less often. This method allows water to sink into the roots of your grass. This method takes the total time a station should run and breaks it up into several cycles so that the water can break the surface of the dirt. The second cycle will get water to the roots of your grass. It saves water and is better for your grass. Learn more about this method of watering here.
Install Rain Sensors
Smart controllers and rain sensors help you save water by automatically shutting off your sprinklers if it rains. Some controllers will adjust sprinkler run times based on the amount of rain you get.
With a hot summer, it’s important to save water. Use these water conservation tips that will help you save water and money. Get more valuable water conservation tips and sign up for one of the town’s Free Water Wiser Workshops here.