Homeowners can take advantage of watering sprinklers to maintain a healthy and vibrant lawn. Typically when someone drives by your home there is a first impression from the look and feel of your yard. For many homeowners a lawn is a major part of the landscaping of their yards.
Water sprinklers are an affordable and efficient way to maintain the watering needs of your lawn to save you time and hassle. It is important to keep your lawn looking healthy and giving it the right amount of water that it needs throughout the entire year.
The amount of water that your lawn needs greatly depends on the type of grass that is present. For example, dry grasses such as Bermuda Rye grass need less water than long blade grasses such as Kentucky Fescue.
In fact, the dry grasses require approximately one-third less water than the other types of grasses. You do not want to over-water your yard so it is important to know approximately how much water your type of lawn grass requires.
One way to save on water and make certain that your lawn can absorb all of the water is to set your water sprinkler to run in three short periods. There should be approximately one hour delay between sprinklings to make certain that the ground has had plenty of time to absorb the water provided.
Instead of watering your lawn for a half hour period you can water for ten minutes, turn off the system an hour, water for the second ten minutes turn off the system again and then water for final ten minutes . This will ensure that the ground completely absorbs the water and gets the maximum benefit from the watering sprinklers.
Time of Day
The time of day for watering sprinklers is extremely important to the health of your lawn. If you water your grass in the middle of the day during the high sun or even in extreme heat there is a good chance that the blades on the grass will burn. Your gorgeous green lawn will turn into a nasty brown mess from the water being on the blades and the sun scorching the sod.
It is recommended to water your lawn in the late evening. This will give it a better chance to absorb the water completely and reduce the amount of evaporation from the water system. More water will actual hit the ground and feed your lawn instead of evaporating in the heat and sun during the day or early evening hours.
Space out Watering
Many people feel that all of the plants and trees in their yards completely benefit from watering sprinklers for the lawns. While the plants and trees will absorb the water it is best to provide them with additional watering on days that the lawn is not watered. This will enable more water to go to the deeper root systems.
During certain months of the year many communities are on water restrictions. You can still maintain a healthy lawn by limiting the amount of time that you use your watering sprinklers. If needed, you can cut off the sprinklers and use rinse water from your bathtubs and kitchen sinks to water sections of your lawn each evening to help maintain a healthy, green appearance.