Save Money Watering Your Lawn
Is it really possible to save money watering your lawn? It depends on what part of the country you live in. In our area, the summers are hot and humid with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. In other areas, the weather is hot and dry necessitating lawns be regularly watered to maintain any semblance of green.
One of our biggest issues with watering our lawn is that water is very expensive in our area. My parents live in a large city and their water/sewer bills average around $35 a month. On the flip side, our bill each month averages about $120!
No matter where you live, here are some tips to Save Money Watering Your Lawn:
- If you water by hand, do it in the evening or before the sun comes up.
- Water your lawn early in the morning. Did you know that 14% of the water you put on your grass evaporates before ever reaching the roots? By watering your lawn in the early morning, you can save an average of 87 gallons per week. That’s an average of 4,524 gallons of water a year. If every household in the U.S. did this for a year, it would equal nine times the annual rainfall in Seattle.
- If you have an automatic sprinkler system, program it to begin watering at 4 a.m.
- Consider upgrading to a digital timer to save money watering your lawn. This is particularly economical when you need to water more than once a day in order to establish a sod or new seed lawn, or when overseeding.
- There are even rain shutoff devices and soil moisture sensors which can be attached to a sprinkler timer to come on when the grass needs to be watered or when the ground is dry.
These are just a few basic tips to save money watering your lawn.
Let us know if you have any more tips!
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