SAWS News: Hand Watering Keeps Your Yard Green and Your Bill Low
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 686.0'
12/14/18 - Official

The Edwards aquifer and its catchment area in the San Antonio region is about 8,000 square miles and includes all or part of 13 counties in south-central Texas.

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Year-Round Watering Hours

Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed any day of the week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

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Hand Watering Keeps Your Yard Green and Your Bill Low

It’s a sad sight, watching your lawn and plants wilt in the brutal summer heat. But you don’t have to turn on the sprinkler system.

You can keep your landscape happy and your water bill manageable by simply taking matters into your own hands — with a water wand or handheld nozzle. And you can water any day, any time with a handheld hose.

Our clay soils generally don’t allow water to soak in rapidly so apply smaller amounts of water gradually. Here are some tips to make the best impact:image

  • Start in one section of your landscape and progress slowly in one direction.
  • Keep moving — you don’t want puddles.
  • Repeat until you have covered the whole landscape.

Your best tool for watering is a handheld nozzle or water wand that can be shut off from its handle. The nozzle should spread water in many uniform beads to mimic natural rainfall.

Make the most of hand watering. It’s an enjoyable, relaxing way to spend time in your yard. And your water bill will be lower for it

Remember to visit GardenStyleSA.com for weekly watering advice and landscaping tips to reduce outdoor water use while still keeping your yard thriving.

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