And, adjust your irrigation settings.

This Sunday, November 4, marks the end of daylight savings time. After you set your clocks back, take a few minutes and also adjust your irrigation timer.

After all, since the days are shorter and the weather is finally cooler, your plants will need much less water. Making seasonal adjustments to your timer not only reduces water waste, but it also helps keep your landscape healthy. Fall is the perfect time to cut back on your watering days and times and helps you save water.

Also, don’t forget to turn off your sprinklers when rain is in the forecast and leave them off for at least 72 hours afterwards.

If you don’t have time to manually adjust your timer, consider upgrading to a weather-based irrigation controller which adjusts watering times automatically based on the changing weather and seasons. These controllers can also automatically delay irrigation before, during and after rain events. Helix customers are eligible for a rebate of up to $200 on weather-based irrigation controllers. Rebates are available at www.socalwatersmart.com.