You should water deeply and infrequently. What does this mean? Don't water every single day, just 2 or 3 days per week will do it. And when you water, make sure that the water has enough time to soak into the ground so it reaches the roots of the grass. Try to water when it's not too hot or too windy outside, since this will increase evaporation. Try to water in the early morning (before 10 a.m.) or in the evening (between 4 and 7 p.m.).
Well, it depends. The more area you have to cover, the more sprinkler heads you need. One important rule: head to head coverage. This means that each sprinkler should have a radius that reaches to the adjacent head, resulting in overlapping coverage. This ensures that no dry or brown spots appear on your lawn.
The short answer? Yes. A sprinkler retrofit is a cost-effective way to upgrade your irrigation system so that it saves water, saves you cash, and delivers the optimum amount of hydration to your lawn and other greenery.
Rain sensors are another money-saving irrigation accessory. Rain sensors like the Rain Bird RSD series rain sensor monitor the amount of rainfall near your home, shutting down your sprinklers so that you aren't watering during times of rainfall. If you forgot to adjust your sprinkler timer, don't worry - the rain sensor will adjust it for you.
Smart controllers and timers are awesome in terms of water conservation. There are many different models available, but you can find affordable timers that track your local weather and automatically adjust the watering schedule so you don't have to lift a finger. Smart controllers are truly the ultimate luxury in terms of “set it and forget it” technology.