A lawn irrigation system can greatly benefit your grass and keep it healthy lush and green throughout the hottest months. Proper watering is essential to having the best-looking grass on the street. To avoid watering your lawn improperly, we’ve compiled a few pointers to help you get the most out of your lawn irrigation system.
Lawn Irrigation Tips
Don’t water every day. Instead of watering your lawn every day for short periods of time, water 2-3 times per week for longer periods of time. Watering every day will inevitably result in a shallow root system. This is because the grass will not be actively searching for water. A shallow root system will dry out much faster in the heat and will cause your lawn to thin out and fade. Less frequent watering sessions will result in a deep root system keeping your grass thick, green and most importantly, drought-resistant.
Water your lawn early in the morning. You should always aim to water you lawn as early in the morning as you can. This is to ensure that your lawn is moisture free before the sun goes down. Fungus and disease can arise if your lawn is consistently wet during nightfall. Another benefit of early watering is that it is usually cooler and less windy. This results in less evaporation which can save you money on your water bill. Although it is best to water in the early morning, if it is not possible due to your schedule, watering at any time is always better than not watering at all!
Your lawn should get at least an inch to an inch and a half of water per week. A good rule of thumb is to make sure that you are able to push a 6” screwdriver into your lawn. If it doesn’t glide down easily, you’re not watering enough. The 1″-1 ½ ” per week is good for most lawns, however, different types of soil will require different amounts of water. Most soil is composed of a combination of clay and sand, which makes loam. A sandy loam won’t hold moisture as well as a clayish-loam. You can tell what your dominant type of soil is by getting a moist handful and squeezing it. Clay is malleable and easy to shape, while sand will stick together when squeezed, but not for very long. It may take some experimentation to find out how long to water your lawn to achieve the desired 1″-1 ½ ” per week.
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