Lower Your Water Bill, Reduce Your Water Footprint
Here are a few tips to reduce water use while keeping your lawn healthy:
Water less frequently and for a longer duration. This will help establish a deeper root system and helps your lawn become more drought tolerant. Once you’ve watered, hold off watering again until it shows one or more of the signs of wilt.
Check that your rain sensor is working properly. Rain sensors are designed to interrupt the automatic irrigation of your lawn when a rain event happens.
Reduce your turf grass area. Grass is your yard's biggest water user and Alachua County’s Turf SWAP program offers up to $2,000 in rebates to help reduce it! Visit MyYardOurWater or contact Hgreer@AlachuaCounty.us for more information.
Turn off irrigation zones with established trees and shrubs. Most shrubs can make it on rainfall alone once roots have established.
Follow these links to find more tips & programs to reduce your water use:
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