Here’s help for spring and summer lawn watering

Published on April 30, 2021

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As the weather heats up and yards begin to need water, follow these tips to save water and keep your water bill in check this summer.

  1. Give your irrigation system a monthly tune-up. Check the controller timer (and battery) and repair or replace missing, broken or misaligned sprinkler heads.
  2. Set your controller to manual and only water when your yard needs it. Sign up for the Weekly Watering Advice to get localized watering recommendations each week.
  3. Water deeply and less frequently. Use the catch-can test to see how much water your system puts out each cycle. Adjust the time accordingly and learn how to cycle and soak for better soil absorption.
  4. Water only in the early morning hours to reduce water loss to evaporation and wind.
  5. Sign up for classes to learn more about maintaining a great yard with less water.
  6. Follow the City of Fort Worth conservation ordinance rules for outdoor water use.
  • No watering 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. except by drip irrigation and handheld or soaker hose.
  • No use of sprinkler systems on Mondays.
  • Commercial customers may water on Tuesday and Friday.
  • Residential addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 may water on Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Residential addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 may water on Thursday and Sunday.

Get all the details on these tips and more at SaveFortWorthWater and on Facebook in English and Spanish. 



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