How long should I water my lawn?
Done correctly, irrigating lawns only three days a week in Windsor is both water saving and beneficial for growing more deeply rooted, heat tolerant turf grass. For fixed spray pop-up sprinklers, two shorter applications (4 – 7 min), applied about an hour apart, gets the water deeper into the root zone without runoff. As an example, to run sprinklers 36 minutes per week:

Station run time – 1st Start Time – 2nd Start Time – Days
6 minutes – 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. – M, W, F

Sprinkler run times will need to be longer for single and multi-stream rotor type sprinklers that apply water at a slower rate than standard fixed spray pop-ups. However, the approach is the same. The clay based soils found throughout Windsor help retain the water that has penetrated deeper into the root zone, eliminating the need for more frequent irrigation, and providing the conditions needed for lawns to grow longer, healthier roots.

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1. Who do I contact about leaks or water waste?
2. How long should I water my lawn?
3. When is the best time of day to water my lawn?
4. How can I tell if I have a leak?
5. A lot of water gets wasted while waiting for the hot water to arrive at my upstairs bathroom faucet and shower. Is there anything I can do?
6. How can I get information about landscape plants that use little or no water?
7. What are the restrictions for participating in the Town's Water Efficient Landscape rebate program?