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This summer has been a hot one, but the sizzle doesn’t have to burn out your water-wise mindset.
Here are recommended lawn watering times for August:
Fixed spray heads: 14 minutes per zone Rotary/high-efficiency nozzles: 34 minutes per zone Rotor heads: 27 minutes per zone Manual sprinklers: 20 minutes per zone
On watering days — limited by the rules to no more than three a week — you can make each minute matter by cycling and soaking. Water when the time is right, which is easy if you remember that time never falls between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Water only when your lawn needs a drink. Besides wasting water — and your money — overwatering can lead to weeds, disease and dreaded fungus.
And here’s a hot tip for smart savings indoors: Our rebates changed this year, so be sure to look up which toilets qualify for rebates before you buy. Only WaterSense-labeled toilets averaging 1.1 gallons or less per flush qualify for a $150 rebate. With a little bit of research, you and your new rebate-worthy throne can rule the world of efficiency.