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Irrigation is an important aspect of maintaining the appearance and health of landscaping, but it can also be a significant source of water usage for businesses and multifamily communities. Fortunately, there are many ways to save water and money through irrigation, without sacrificing the quality of your landscaping. Here are some tips to help you get started:

1. Use drip irrigation

Drip irrigation systems use tubes or hoses with small holes to deliver water directly to the roots of plants, rather than spraying it over the entire area. This can be a more efficient way to water plants, as it reduces the amount of water lost to evaporation and overspray.

2. Install rain sensors

Rain sensors adjust watering schedules and amounts based on the needs of your plants and the weather conditions. This can help prevent overwatering, saving water and money.

3. Use mulch

Mulch can help retain moisture in the soil, reducing the need for frequent watering. It can also help prevent weeds, which can save time and resources.

4. Plant drought-resistant plants

Choosing plants that are native to your area and can thrive with minimal watering can save you time and water in the long run.

5. Locate and fix leaks

Leaks in your irrigation system can waste a significant amount of water. Using a smart water management system like WaterSignal and regularly checking for/fixing leaks can help reduce water usage and save you money.

By implementing these tips and taking a proactive approach to irrigation, businesses and multifamily communities can save water and money, while maintaining the beauty of their landscaping.