The hot, dry conditions in Colorado continue as we enter the second half of August. Maintaining a healthy landscape around your home while trying to conserve water can be challenging during these conditions. Proper landscape maintenance throughout the year promotes healthy landscapes that can remain beautiful, even with less water.
Water budgets start to decrease this time of year and outdoor water use should be dialed back accordingly. If you have dry spots, hand water those areas and you will use less water than if you water the entire lawn.
Deep, infrequent watering promotes a deeper, healthier root system. By cutting back on the number of days you water, you are promoting healthy root growth in your landscape, which helps ensure it will survive through the winter months. This chart is a helpful tool that provides suggested irrigation run times through October.