- Discuss your landscaping needs and plans with a licensed irrigation specialist
- Discuss how long your irrigation system should run.
- Remember that newly established landscaping will require more water than an established area.
- Ensure that your irrigation system does not spray water on concrete, wood, stone, brick, or other hard surfaces such as sidewalks, streets, driveways, fences, or walls.
- Use drip irrigation systems in small areas.
- Grassy areas typically use more water than landscaped beds, so you should plan separate irrigation zones for those areas.
- Make sure that there is correct water pressure for your irrigation system to produce large drops of water. Mist will evaporate. Follow manufacturers’ recommendations on pressures.
- Understand how a rain or moisture sensor works to conserve water.
Above information obtained from “A Consumer’s Guide to Landscape Irrigation in Texas” visit www.txia.org