When To Water Your Lawn
Water between midnight and sunrise from May to October to minimize water lost to evaporation. Also, water
during the warmer part of the day during winter months to prevent water from freezing on your landscape.
When watering, monitor how many minutes you can run your sprinkler system before water starts to run off.
Allow the water to be fully absorbed before beginning the next cycle.
Sprinkler and Timer Information
Your irrigation system is the key to creating a healthy, water-efficient landscape. Some lawns require more
or less water, depending upon the type of grass you have. Adding or removing one minute from the watering
time can change the amount of water you use by 25 percent.
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- Warm-season grasses require about one-third less water.
- Replace your water-thirsty grass with a water-smart landscape.
- Don't water when it's windy or rainy.
- Water your lawn on a separate schedule from your plants, trees and shrubs.
- Test, adjust and repair your sprinkler heads and drip emitters weekly in the summer and monthly in the winter.
- Check your sprinkler system for malfunctions after mowing.
- Modify spray patterns from sprinkler heads by re-adjusting for better direction or installing variable arc nozzles.
- Replace your irrigation clock with a "smart" clock or add a rain sensor.
- Visit one of the many desert demonstration gardens around the Truckee Meadows for landscape ideas.