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Earth Gauge Tip of the Week: Be Penny-Wise and Water Smart

10/3/2011 10:29:07 AM

Tags: irrigation, water conservation, gardens, lawns, weather, Earth Gauge

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Weather-based irrigation controllers can easily save 25 percent or more of the water applied to your landscape.  The arrival of fall means cooler temperatures and the onset of rain, and typically gardens and landscapes need to be watered less frequently, if at all.  A weather-based irrigation controller equipped with a rain sensor will prevent your irrigation system from turning on when it rains or has recently rained.

Viewer Tip:  Try using weather-based controllers, which can save water by sensing changes in the environment, like rainfall and soil moisture.  These devices automatically adjust the amount of water applied to your landscape to prevent overwatering.

For more information on smart irrigation controllers, visit www.epa.gov/WaterSense/products/controltech.html and www.a4we.org/Smart_Irrigation_Controllers_Introduction.aspx.

Also, don't forget to visit Earth Gauge for additional weather and environmental tips!

 

This information is brought to you by the Water Conservation Garden.  Learn more at www.thegarden.org.
 



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