As winter is on the wane and spring and summer approach, we’re starting to think of our yards and making them look good. If you’re the environmentally conscious type, you may feel a twinge of guilt from pouring water onto your lawn, but it’s no secret that a well-maintained green yard can increase your home’s value and make your neighborhood feel warm and inviting. So, what are you to do?
Water Timers are just one way to save water by only watering at the time of day when grass and foliage can most efficiently use the moisture (between 4am and 6am says “Green Yards: Less Water” in the March/April 2005 issue of Smart HomeOwner). These devices are easy to install as they simply fasten onto your outdoor faucet and turn on the water flow at preprogrammed times during the day.