Now that fall is here, it is time to get your irrigation system in order for the cooler days and nights. As the sun starts to set earlier and the sun isn’t as strong during the day, plants don’t need as much water in the fall and winter as they did in the summer. Over-watering landscapes can be a common problem during this time of year and should be avoided as much as possible.
Autumn weather can often be a mixed bag, some days are sunny and dry, while others are cold and rainy. If you notice that your lawn is receiving sufficient rainfall for a string of days, you may not need to water at all. When a warm, dry spell occurs, take that into account and note that you may need to give your lawn more water that week.
Lawn care is all about balance, so as you are careful not to over-water your lawn, you don’t want to stop watering entirely when the cold weather hits. Even if you are expecting snow, you should continue to water until the ground is frozen. Once the ground freezes, all the water gets locked as ice, and your lawn’s roots are deprived of water even when the snow falls on the soil.
By cutting back on watering your garden, you will save money throughout the colder months. Also, reducing your outdoor water usage can lead to lower sewer rates, as cities typically recalculate your base sewer fee each fall when they assume you are using less outdoor water. This is a bonus to cutting back your water usage and is a great way to save money while still taking care of your landscape.
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