Erik, along with the City's water conservation education program aims to continue to reduce outdoor water use in the summer as it accounts for a huge percentage of the annual water demand in Cranbrook. Erik will be educating residents by offering free Lawn and Garden Water Assessments to help residents better understand outdoor watering requirements and efficient water use.
"Be proactive in your water conservation. It's easy! Delaying watering in the spring allows lawns to experience mild drought stress. This creates deeper rooting and your grass will require less watering later on," Nicolajsen says.
What is a lawn and garden water assessment?
Your Water Ambassador will assess your lawn and garden water needs by doing a landscape analysis. In 30 minutes the ambassador will determine the watering needs of the landscape; identify current watering practices; assess your manual or automatic watering system; identify potential opportunities for increased efficacy and make required changes if desired; and set up your free hose timer.
Irrigation assessments will be available beginning at the end of June through the end of August. Bookings are first come, first serve.