1. Measure the amount of water applied in a 15 minute period using collection devices such as tuna or coffee cans. Adjust the runtime to deliver the required amount.
2. Avoid daily, light watering.
3. Use a screwdriver or soil probe to measure moisture (rainfall + irrigation water) penetration into the lawn.
4. Water to the bottom of the roots. Use a small shovel to determine how deep the roots are. Actually the soil should be kept moist to about half an inch deeper than the deepest roots to encourage downward growth. Roots are shallow in summer and deeper in spring/fall.
5. When watering on a slope, use

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