Watering Efficiency Advice

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Technology Upgrades

Irrigation Controllers
Many new smart irrigation controllers on the market will help you water more efficiently according to weather patterns. You can find a controller that has a wi-fi connection, weather-based sensors, or even an app that you can download on your phone so it's easier to control everything.

Rain/Freeze Sensors
We know it's hard to remember to turn off your sprinkler system after it rains. Rain/freeze sensors can help you with this, as they are designed to adjust to the frequently-changing weather patterns in North Texas. When a pre-determined amount of rain has fallen, or temperatures have reached a freezing point, your irrigation system will shut off to conserve water that would have been wasted otherwise.

Drip Irrigation
While drip irrigation may not necessarily be new technology, it is a huge component of irrigation systems that tends to be left out! Drip irrigation saves water by allowing water to drip slowly onto the soil's surface or straight to the roots of plants through a network of tubes with tiny holes (soaker hoses), emitters, and valves. This kind of irrigation has become more common in gardens and areas with plants that have different watering needs, giving your landscape that deep, infrequent watering it needs to flourish.

The Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program has many resources to help with irrigation questions. For more information about irrigation and how to manage it, check out the EPA's Irrigation with a Pro webpage.

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    Southlake, TX 76092

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