Watering Your Lawn Correctly? Smart Watering is Key

Here’s how to do it, watering made simple

There’s no magic to watering properly. It’s just a matter of ensuring that the water you do supply to your lawn is used efficiently.

During the hotter summer months, your lawn will need from 1″ to 1-1/2″ of water per week. Either by rainfall or sprinkling. You can use a rain gauge to determine how much extra water will be needed each week. By soaking your soil to a depth of 6″, you’ll help your turf’s roots to grow deeper and stronger. Deeper and stronger roots will help your lawn be able to survive easier in times of drought and harsh winters.

Your trees and shrubs will also benefit from weekly irrigation when rainfall is scarce. Since their roots are much deeper than those of your lawn, it’s a good to soak each area thoroughly.

Avoiding water waste

When setting up sprinklers, avoid letting water run down your driveway, sidewalk or street. It’s important to avoid watering during hotter, windier parts of the day when chances of evaporation are high. Early morning watering is always best. Avoid watering at night when the lawn will stay wet for a long period of time. Watering at night creates for favorable conditions for fungus to thrive on your lawn.

Going automatic

If you’d rather not worry about watering, an automatic irrigation system may be your best bet. With an automatic system, you can rest assured that your lawn, trees and shrubs will always get the right amounts of water at the right times. A little investment up front will pay off in the long run. Timers and sensors are used to water just the right amount at the right times. Set it and forget it! Allowing you to spend more time with your family enjoying your beautiful lawn and landscape.

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