How much water is too much?
Established lawns and landscapes typically need less than one inch of water each week. According to the Irrigation Association, you can save up to thousands of gallons of water and have a beautiful, green lawn by simply adjusting the timer on your sprinkler system.
- Set your sprinklers to run a total of 15 minutes per day with three start times spanning 5 minutes each.
- Set your rotor sprinklers to run a total of 30 minutes per day with three start times spanning 10 minutes each.
- Water every two or three days during warmer months. Increase or decrease the number of days as needed.
- Turn your sprinkler system off when you get enough rain to soak the soil.