Q. When and how much should I water my lawn?
A. If you are new to North Texas, or have been here for years, efficiently watering the lawn can be a challenge. The most important thing to know is sprinklers should supplement rainfall and only be used when needed. This means sprinklers are typically used during summer months and can be shut-off with recent rainfall. When you do water, make sure to follow the “cycle and soak” method. This strategy aims to get water into the soil and reduce waste from runoff down the street. It is recommended to run 6-minute cycles for fixed spray pop-up sprinklers. Program your controller with multiple start times and spread them over two days of the week for deep, infrequent watering. You can take the guesswork out by signing up for free weekly watering advice at www.WaterIsAwesome.com.
Dustan Compton \ Tarrant Regional Water District \ Conservation Manager \ SaveTarrantWater.com