Spring is here and that means more people are spending time enjoying the outdoors. It is also the perfect time of year to work on your landscape, and make sure your irrigation system is working efficiently.
If you have a sprinkler system, take a few minutes to check for leaks. Turn the water on for each zone, and check each sprinkler head to make sure it is aimed properly, so the water goes to landscaping instead of on driveways or patios. Replace any broken sprinkler heads and leaking pipes. These fixes will reduce your water use and create a healthier garden.
Spring is also a great time to convert your lawn into a desert friendly landscape, which will reduce your water use. Replacing traditional sprinklers with a drip irrigation system is another way to conserve water. These systems work especially well with desert friendly landscapes, as they deliver water directly to plants where it is needed.
Indio Water Authority provides a number of rebates for turf conversion and irrigation system upgrades. For applications and additional details on these programs, visit www.IndioWater.org.