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July 5, 2017

July is Smart Irrigation Month

ReScape California is celebrating Smart Irrigation Month!

Smart Irrigation Month is a public awareness campaign to promote efficient water use.  Focused on July, traditionally the month of peak demand for outdoor water use, the campaign highlights simple practices and innovative technologies to:


  • Make maintaining green spaces easy and convenient
  • Minimize overwatering while keeping lawns, gardens and landscapes beautiful and healthy
  • Save money on utility bills
  • Help protect community water supplies for today and the future

Smart Irrigation month is an initiative of the Irrigation Association, a non-profit industry organization dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation.  Learn more at

How can you can water wiser this July?

  • Hydrozone.  Divide your yard into zones, grouping plants with similar water needs together
  • Consider soil type. Soil type determines how quickly water can be absorbed without runoff
  • Water at the best time. Watering during the heat of the day may cause significant water lost due to evaporation. Try watering in the early morning or at night
  • Evaluate your sprinkler or drip irrigation system.  A system audit can detect leaks and uneven watering, which wastes water and can damage your landscape
  • Consider smart irrigation controllers. Smart irrigation controllers use sensors and other technology to water according to weather conditions and plant needs

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