With warmer temps comes the common practice of watering and other activities that use up a good amount of H2O. Even though we’ve had some recent opportunities for singing in the rain, our state is still on the dry side. In fact, did you know that OKC is under mandatory water conservation? True story. That means that if you get the urge to water your lawn, you’ve got to do it under one simple stipulation – odd/even. If your address number ends in an even number, you can water on even-numbered days. Have an address ending with an odd number? Then odd-numbered days are yours for watering. So use your water, but use it wisely.
To help you out, our pals over at the City of Oklahoma City have set up an entire website on the subject. Here are a few of their pointers:
- Check the soil moisture before watering. The surface may be dry, but adequate moisture may be retained beneath the surface.
- Water in the early morning or late afternoon.
- Water slowly and thoroughly rather than frequently to encourage root growth.
- Use plenty of mulch or compost to promote water retention in grass and flower beds.
- Be sure the sprinkler is aimed at the lawn, not the street or sidewalk.