Keeping Your Lawn Green

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By Joey Martin

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Keeping your lawn lush and green is the goal of every homeowner.

However, with living in the desert, the amount of water available to do so is limited.

That's why in the City of Twin Falls, there are only certain days to water.

"The even numbered addresses are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday... and the odd numbered addresses are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The people that are on pressurized irrigation... odd numbered addresses water on odd number of calendar days and your even numbered addresses water on the even number of calendar days," explains Robert Bohling, Twin Falls Water Superintendent.

For the last 10 years, residents have followed an alternating water day schedule.

The Twin Falls Water Department Superintendent believes this system is working.

A lawn care specialist says three days is all you need, as long as you have the right set up.

"It starts with system design of your irrigation system. You want to make certain you have head to head coverage... you’re using the most recent technology.... match precipitation irrigation heads... using controllers that have range free censors. Those are all ways to control lawns," says Derek Ruhter, GM of Webb Garden Center.

Along with having the proper system, knowing when the proper time to water is crucial.

Following the rules to keep your lawn lush and green.

For those who rely on the old fashioned hose and sprinkler head, the experts say the trick is proper rotation and timing.

Water each area for about an hour and make sure you are covering your entire lawn.


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