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Effective Lawn Watering Tips

Here’s a fun video for you filled with tips on how to conserve while watering your lawn from the City of Woodbury.  

 

Helpful tips:

  • Mow grass to a height of 2 to 3 inches.  Taller grass shades the roots and soil surface, which helps the amount of water lost to evaporation.
  • Sprinklers and sprinkler heads that throw large drops in a flat pattern are much more effective than those with fine high sprays, which can be blown about and evaporated quickly.
  • Don’t water your lawn too much by forgetting about manual sprinklers.  If you use a manual sprinkler, buy a timer attachment that hoooks on between the faucet and hose, or set a kitchen timer to ring in 15 minutes to remind you to move the sprinkler.
  • Recycle water by using barrels to collect rain water from gutter downspouts and using this rain water to water landscape vegetation and indoor plants.  You can order a rain barrel online at:  https://recycleminnesota.org/work/compost-bins-rain-barrels/.
  • Not all soil is the same.  If your grass grows on mostly clay soil, between 1/4 and 1/2 inch of water per hour can be absorbed before it starts running off.  If you have sandy soil, you’ll need to water more often and for shorter periods of time.
  • Use root feeder or water-aerator probes around trees and bushes.  Even for the biggest trees, you need go no deeper than 18 inches while 8 to 12 inches if plenty deep for smaller trees and shrubs.  The probes get water precisely where it’s needed and simultaneously create lots of little holes that provide aeration benefits.

 

 

 

Source:  City of Woodbury http://ci.woodbury.mn.us/environment/water-conservation/watering-tips#other-helpful-tips

 

 

 

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