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Water Efficiently graphic Water Efficiently Typically, at least 50 percent of water used by households is used outdoors. Creating a yard that thrives on rainfall only is the best way to reduce maintenance, save on water bills, conserve our water resources and have a healthy landscape. Follow these tips for success:
  • Select plants that don't require regular watering after becoming established, and group plants based on water needs. For example, group sun-loving, drought-tolerant plants in the sunniest, driest part of your landscape;
  • Use low-volume irrigation like micro-irrigation in beds;
  • Use a rain sensor or other automatic technology like a soil moisture sensor to override the irrigation timer when water is not needed, and;
  • Plan for uniform coverage in irrigation system.

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