65% of our home water use goes on the lawn- and we know
for a fact that about half of that water is all waste! Lawns in
Utah can take less water (and look better than ever) if you follow this
The Utah EvapoTranspiration Network (UET-Net) is an effort by the
Utah Division of Water Resources to help educate Utahns about the proper
way to water their lawns.
are a few basic concepts to understand about lawn watering. Firstly, stop
thinking of it as "watering your lawn", and start thinking of
it as "filling the soil reservoir". We can liken the soil reservoir
to a gas tank. Beginning with a full soil reservoir, we "drive"
the lawn (through weather) and thus expend "fuel" (water). After
1/2-inch of your "fuel" is depleted, then it is time to top-off
what is 1/2-inch of water? We usually measure our water use
in gallons or cubic feet, so learning about "inches" can be
somewhat confusing. In order to explain this more fully, please visit
Lawn Watering Guide section to learn how to make your sprinkler system
as efficient as possible, and how to tell how long you have to run your
system to apply 1/2-inch of water! Each sprinkler system is different,
so this step is highly recommended.
learning how to apply 1/2-inch of water, you can check UET-Net
once a week to find out how many times this week you need to apply 1/2-inch
to your lawn in order to "top-off" the soil reservoir! Remember,
this site will tell you how much water your lawn used in the past week,
so it's important to check this site only once a week. Try picking a day
and sticking with it!
the station closest to your home, and enjoy!