“Even though it may seem like a tiny amount of water wasted on lawns, it all adds up. Pumping excess water wastes energy, too.

(Gildersleeve) Although addressing the areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, this article shares some good advice about watering your lawn and conservation as summer approaches. Of course Gildersleeve Geothermal can take care of your well, pump and irrigation system installation and service”.

Lawns need about an inch of water each week, according to Sam Bauer, a turf grass specialist at the U.

That amount includes both watering and rainfall. To make sure you’re not using too much water, use the irrigation system’s sensor. Systems installed in the past 15 years should have a sensor that can account for rain.

Bauer also recommends people have their irrigation or sprinkler systems’ efficiency checked annually. Early data from the survey showed that half of home irrigation systems have never been audited for wasting water.

Lawns are healthier when they don’t get too much water: more water means shallower root systems. And shallower roots make grass more vulnerable to weather stresses and pests like certain bugs and weeds.