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Learning to Set Your Irrigation Timer

Now that we've started daylight savings time, it's important to remember to adjust the timer on your irrigation system.

Some new controllers do this automatically, but others require that you do it manually. Consult the manual that came with your system, or contact an irrigation professional if you have trouble.

Now is also a great time to reevaluate when your irrigation is running and for how long. Irrigation controllers are often set to run too frequently or too long, which can waste water, promote diseases, and wash away fertilizer. Remember to also adhere to any water restrictions for your area.

Learn to set your irrigation timer properly. You'll save water and money, and you'll help protect the environment!


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