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Too Much Water = Weak Roots
Overwatering (6-7 days a week) causes plant and grass roots to shorten and become weak. Watering appropriately (3-4 days a week) makes roots grow deeper into the soil, in search of water, which makes them stronger, healthier, and more resilient to bugs and disease.
Optimize Your Watering – FREE Sprinkler System Checkups (June-August)
Our certified irrigation specialists (aka water geeks) will evaluate your sprinkler system’s efficiency and effectiveness. They come to your property to collect data on each zone and check system scheduling/programming. This information is compiled into an easy to read report with recommendations for ways to improve and better manage your system – for optimal lawn health and less wasted water. In addition, they offer up to $800 of free fixes (replacement sprinkler heads, rain sensors, etc.), for qualified systems, that will help save even more water.
How much water and money can I save?
Some participants have seen up to 40% water savings from implementing recommendations and free fixes, as well as ongoing system monitoring, which translates to savings on your monthly summer water bill.
Who are the water geeks?
Our water efficiency practitioners are certified by the Irrigation Association and QWEL. They have decades of experience in landscape irrigation including schools, sports fields, golf courses, residential and commercial properties. Their practical, water saving and cost reducing evaluation improves grass/plant health while keeping landscapes gorgeously green!
Why Conserve? - Colorado’s New Water Reality
Locally, the Roaring Fork River is home to unique ecosystems that benefit our community and the economy. It also accounts for 10% of the Colorado River system which provides drinking water for 40 million people and irrigation for 6 million acres of land used to produce food. Decades of warming temperatures combined with population growth, mean the Colorado River is drying up at an alarming rate. It is imperative, in our new water reality, to implement best practices for efficient water usage.