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Don’t Get Soaked by Summer Watering

Summer scorch is settling in and your once-lush emerald turf is sweltering. Before you run your irrigation system extra days and times, remember this: too much outdoor watering will soak your water bill.

The average irrigation system uses 2,000 gallons every time it runs. That may not sound like a lot. But with tiered pricing, the more water you use, the more you pay per gallon. So running your sprinklers just once a week can DOUBLE your water bill. Watering 2-3 times per week? Your bill could be SIX TIMES HIGHER!

The good news is you can save money quickly with even small reductions in water use.

The best way to save water and money this summer? Stick to a one-day-per-week watering schedule. Better still: Hand water using a hose-end spray nozzle. Your water bill will be lower, and you’ll also protect your lawn from fungus and diseases caused by overwatering.

For more money- and water-saving tips, visit GardenStyleSA.com/SummerWatering or call 210-704-SAVE.