Every once in awhile it rains in southern California.
Today is that day. Can you visualize your rain shut-off device gathering raindrops and sending a "Do Not Water" signal to your irrigation controller? If so, you are on your way to conserving irrigation water.
If you're having trouble with that imagery, maybe your automated irrigation system is in need of updating to help control water use and get your irrigation events in tune with the local weather.
Call us at 714-730-3610. We can assess your system, advise on and install water management technologies.
Rain in southern California is nature's gift of free irrigation to landscapes under water budgeting by your water districts. But rain not only waters plants. It's a often observed phenomenon that rain water perks up plants . . . nutrients in the rain . . . lack of additives and residues as compared with piped or reclaimed water . . . ionic charge . . . magic? A steady rain washes accumulated dust off the leaves and this enables better photosynthesis in the plant, maybe the explanation is that simple.
photos: 1. freshly washed flowers of Arbutus unedo, Strawberry tree
2. raindrop held by surface tension on dried Hypericum balearicum flower
by JT copyright 2011
Labels: irrigation, water conservation, weather