Ever find yourself fainting in shock at the sight of your water bill? Sure, you can try some household water saving efforts like not flushing the toilet or showering once a week, but this may lose you some friends. We’d like to recommend a more hygienic approach: take your planet-saving endeavors outside. Here are five of our best tips for reducing outdoor water consumption on your yard:

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1. Check for sprinkler system leaks and cracks…and fix them!

First things first – make sure sprinkler system damages are not causing excess water to be used. Throughout the watering season, frequently assess valves, sprinkler heads and all other system components for cracks and leaks. You’d be surprised at how much water faulty sprinkler heads can waste.

2. Install a weather/rain sensor.

Technology has come a long way when it comes to lawn care. We recommend installing a weather sensor that monitors soil moisture, rain and wind so your irrigation system knows exactly when it is necessary to water and when it should hold off. Pretty nifty, eh?

3. Use water-saving sprinklers and hoses.

Similar to weather sensors, water-saving sprinklers and hoses are clever little guys that will save you big money when it comes to water consumption. Devices such as these have features that time how much water is being released and cover only the necessary grass area so that you can minimize waste and only use the perfect amount.

4. Monitor hose and sprinkler water pressure.

Not only does too high of water pressure antagonize some of the more delicate flowers and plants in your yard, but it is extremely wasteful. All Terrain can help you determine just how much water pressure is necessary to give your lawn an adequate soaking without getting carried away.

5. Consider xeriscaping.

And finally, if you really want to get serious about reducing your outdoor water usage, consider xeriscaping part of your landscape. No, xeriscaping isn’t about slapping a layer of concrete over your lawn, it’s about using more gravel, mulch, shrubs, stone walkways, etc., all of which are more environmentally friendly than water-guzzling grass. Our team is waiting with shovels and wheelbarrows in hand whenever you are ready to get xeriscaping.

Water doesn’t have to break the bank if you know how to use it properly. Give your team at All Terrain a call at 970-304-1183 to start saving water on your landscaping today.

4 Comments on “5 Tips to Reduce Outdoor Water Use

  1. Yillian

    Thanks for the great advice on how to reduce outdoor water usage! During the summer, we find that we spend a lot more on our water bill. This is partially due to the dry weather which can damage our lawn. We like to keep the sprinklers on for a little bit longer, but we might invest in some kind of water-saving hose to save a little bit of money. Thanks for the advice!

  2. Steele Honda

    Thanks for pointing out that to help prevent water waste throughout the watering season you should frequently assess valves, sprinkler heads and all other system components for cracks and leaks. I think that it would be smart to make sure that you have the right irrigation system for your yard in the first place too. I think that that would help make sure that you were getting the most out of your watering and weren’t using an inefficient system that was wasting water and costing you more money.


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