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Let’s face it, we all love a lush green yard but it can be expensive!
Here is the big secret: get a rain gauge!
For less than $10 you can put one in your yard and monitor it. If you get an inch of rain or more a week – you do NOT need to get out that hose! However, if you get less than an inch a week, your yard could use a boost of moisture. This can save you a LOT of money over the summer on your water bill!!
Here are some tips:
1) Water in the morning, before the day gets so hot that half of what you are putting in the yard evaporates into the air. If you wait until night time, the cooler temperatures might keep the wrong things damp and you have potential mold issues with your plants.
2) See if you can find a traveling sprinkler. This little bugger will move through your yard slowly for you and save your time and energy. It also does a better job of evenly dispersing the water.
So, mission for the week: get a rain gauge!