Water Efficiency | Natural Yard Care
How much water is right for your plants? Water enough for your plants without watering too much; more problems are actually caused by over-watering than under-watering.
A rain gauge is a simple way to measure rainfall or the amount of water your sprinkler system applies.
1. Place the rain gauge in an open area of your lawn.
2. Check the rain gauge before watering.
3. If it's recently rained 1/4" or more wait another day to two before watering.
Click here for a video on basic irrigation, "A
Homeowner's Guide to Becoming Sprinkler Savvy".
- Scheduling your irrigation controller can be tricky. Click here for a video on setting your sprinkler schedule. Refer to the owner's manual of your irrigation controller for specifics on setting your controller.
- Drip irrigation can save up to 50% of the water applied to your landscape. Click here for a DVD on "How to Convert a Sprinkler to Drip Irrigation".
- WSU Extension publications and information on water conservation and quality
- Smart Watering
- King County watering guide