Michigan is experiencing extremely high temps and is on some form of drought right now. I have heard that lake levels are high right now but that may change. It’s a reminder that water is a valuable resource, especially in our state. Since July is Smart Irrigation Month, consider using technology to improve efficient water use, which saves money and protects this important resource. The Irrigation Association offers simple tips in using technology to improve efficient water use while keeping your landscape healthy:
Don’t think twice about smart upgrades
Take the guesswork out of irrigation by upgrading to a smart controllers. Weather- and soil moisture- based controllers automatically adjust the watering schedule based on conditions at your location.
Use drip irrigation
Drip or “low pressure, low volume” irrigation applies water directly to the base or roots of plants. These systems are ideal for watering individual plants and smaller landscape areas slowly and precisely.
Watch your sprinklers
Inspect your sprinkler heads regularly to make sure they are not obstructed or watering onto pavement.
Save on your next upgrade
Many water utilities offer rebates for certain water-efficient products. Before upgrading to your new system, consult with your local water provider to see if they offer rebates in your area. We hope you enjoy some quality time in your landscape this Independence Day weekend.