Advice from Owlie
Q: Dear Owlie,
After reading your column on weather-based "smart" irrigation controllers, I have since installed one and noticed a decrease in my water use. Now, I'm looking for more water-saving tips to use outdoors. Do you have any tips I can use to continue saving water outdoors?
I am glad to hear you've installed a weather-based "smart" irrigation controller. The irrigation controller should help you reduce your monthly water use significantly. But, if you are still looking for outdoor tips, I suggest avoiding over fertilizing your lawn, as it can increase your water consumption. Also, aerate your lawn periodically, which allows water to better reach the roots and use a broom or blower to clean leaves from the driveway. All of these tips can help you save water outdoors. For more water-saving tips, visit www.ieua.org.
Best of luck in reducing your outdoor water use,