To grow deeper roots and to keep the water on the lawn instead of on the street, reduce each zone to 7 minutes and run the cycle three times. During each soaking, capillary action in the soil will extend the “wetting front” down to where it’s needed.
If there is a rain event, there may be no need to irrigate. In fact, installing a rain sensor will adjust your system to take into account the amount of rainfall – another easy way to save money and build a healthier lawn. The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency offers a 50% rebate (up to $150) for rain sensors and other water saving devices.
Residents are reminded that the Odd/Even Defined Irrigation Schedule is in effect. Lawns need only an inch of water a week, and even less if it rains.