100 Ways Winners of the Week

Winners and Tips 16-22

Congratulations to this week’s winners!

  • Biff Sturgess of Houston, TX
  • Jenny Schwab of Lincoln, NE
  • Sean Morrissey of Parker, CO
  • John Pittman of Flower Mound, TX
  • Erik Vaisey of Marshfield, MA
  • Stephanie Landregan of Los Angeles, CA
  • Lori Cohan of Atlanta, GA

You have each won a Hunter® Wireless Rain-Clik™ rain sensor as part of our 100 Ways, 100 Days campaign. You are among the 100 winners who won’t be running your sprinklers in the rain this coming wet season and reaping the benefits.  Everyone else – get on board and let the water savings pour in! Saving water doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Check back every Monday through early November for a weekly list of water-saving tips you can apply to your property.

Tips 16-22

  • An annual visit to the doctor is good for your health.  Likewise, routine adjustments to sprinklers will keep your system happy, avoid waste and ensure uniform distribution.
  • Test the spray patterns of sprinkler systems–check for clogs and mixed nozzle sizes of sprinkler heads; be sure to repair leaks.
  • Know when drip is hip.  Replace spray heads with drip irrigation or install them during the construction phase within ornamental shrub beds to reduce water usage.
  • Mow smarter, save water.  Set lawn mower blades higher to increase ground shade and water retention in the soil.
  • Make the most of mulch.  Use it around shrubs and planters to reduce evaporation and cut down on weeds.
  • Give it a good sweep.  Use a broom rather than a hose to clean driveways or sidewalks.  Although it takes more time, you’re saving water while you’re at it.
  • The cure for the common drip.  Use a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle to prevent leaks and over-watering.Winners of the Week
Richard Restuccia

Richard Restuccia is a water management evangelist. He believes passionately in water efficiency and sees the financial and social benefits far too often to keep a secret. As the Director for Water Management Solutions at ValleyCrest, Richard is our spokesperson at industry events and on the Hill to provide direction and insight on landscape water management best practices. Richard puts his words into action through service on various boards and committees including the Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee for the Irrigation Association, the San Diego Water Conservation Action Committee and was a founding member of the Central Control Users’ Group in the Central Valley of California.


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