Grow Like A Pro with Low-Flow Irrigation Systems
San Diego’s been hearing a lot about water conservation lately, especially water usage restrictions and potential fines for wasting water. There’s no time like the present to tighten up your yard irrigation system, especially if your property is sloped and prone to run-off.
Tiger Palafox from Mission Hills Nursery recommends switching traditional sprinklers for low-flow irrigation systems. Traditional pop-up sprinklers shoot out about 2-4 gallons of water per hour, while a low-flow sprinkler only emits .75-1.5 gallons per hour. Run-off and wasted water occurs when the land cannot soak up the water fast enough, which is avoided with low-flow irrigation systems. Don’t decrease the amount of water you use, just increase the time it takes to water the yard.
There are currently rebates available for installing low-flow sprinkler heads at BeWaterWise.com