Keep Your Water in Place

July is Smart Irrigation Month and we will continue to post blogs about how you can better be smart with your irrigation systems.

In this post, we will look at three areas to focus on for keeping that precious water in place, in your yard, where you want -- Not wasting a drop where it can be helped. After all, quality irrigation is smart irrigation.

Always Hit Your Target Zones

Large water droplets offer greater wind resistance, helping you save water on gusty days. Rotary nozzles can be paired with pressure regulating spray heads (PRS) to dramatically reduce water loss from misting and airborne evaporation.

Make Sure Your Sprinklers Are Flush With The Ground

Check that sprinkler heads are high enough to clear plants that may have grown taller since the system was installed.

Clear The Spray Path

Make sure that your plant material hasn't grown to a height that will block that spray from your sprinkler.


Turfgrass, like that found in our lawns, is much cooler than asphalt or cement. It acts as a natural "air conditioner" for the surrounding areas. Lawns can be as much as 22 degrees cooler than urban asphalt "heat islands".