Helpful Yard Tips

  • A timed sprinkler system uses water efficiently because it can be set to run over night when temperatures are coolest and the evaporation rate is lowest.
  • Use mulch around trees and plants. A layer of mulch cools flower beds and slows evaporation while keeping down weeds.
  • Watering in the heat of the day or in windy conditions waists water because it will evaporate or blow away.
  • Invest in a rain switch. It will automatically shut off watering during rain storms.
  • Let your grass grow two and a half to three inches long. Longer turf means less watering and mowing.
  • Landscaping can increase residential property values by 7% and add as much as 15% to the selling price of a home.