Keep it green,
without wasting blue.

You don’t need a green thumb to keep your grass healthy. Simply follow this guide. This guide assumes heavy clay soil, which is the most common to IRWD’s service area. Additionally, keep in mind that the watering times suggested are the maximum amount of time you’ll need for full sun areas. Start with this schedule and adjust the times only if your plants show signs of stress. If stress occurs only in isolated areas, check the operation of your irrigation system before adjusting times.

The guide recommends “cycling and soaking” your landscaping. “Cycle and soak” means that your sprinklers turn on for a period of time, then turn off to allow the water to soak in, and finally turn back on again. This is a better way to water because it eliminates water run-off and allows water to soak deeper into the roots of your plants, resulting in healthier root growth. Please consult your irrigation controller owner’s manual for simple instructions on “cycling” your watering schedule.

Wondering what the percentages are about? Some irrigation controllers allow you to adjust the amount of water by adjusting a seasonal percentage control. You can automatically reduce all of your watering schedules by 30% if you have that option on your controller.


Pressure Regulating Spray Body Program

Sprinkler bodies can maintain and provide a constant flow at the nozzle across a range of inlet pressures, reducing excessive flows and water waste that would otherwise occur at high pressures.

Outdoor Savings

Approximately 60% of an average home's water consumption goes toward the landscape. Cut down on your home's water use with one or more of our outdoor rebates.


Grass is so last decade.
Replace that old lawn with something
unique and you could qualify for a rebate.

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