Lawn Irrigation-Watering Tips

Lawn Irrigation-Watering Tips

Watering a lawnOnce ExperiGreen Lawn Care gets your lawn green, healthy, and lush, it’s important to keep in mind that the amount and frequency of watering will vary, depending on the depth of soil under your turf.

Regardless of the amount of rain your lawn receives and the ability of your lawn’s soil to retain water, here are some important irrigation tips that will help you irrigate your lawn effectively and with minimal or no waste:

  1. Water deeply but infrequently.
    Watering your lawn deeply but infrequently encourages the development of deep roots – which increases your lawn’s ability to take up water and improves the overall health of each grass plant. A good guide is to water no more than one inch of water each time your water. There is also value in allowing your lawn to dry out between irrigation sessions; this reduces the likelihood of your lawn developing a fungal or microbial attack – most of which thrive when the soil and grass is kept moist for long periods of time.
  2. Water in the morning.
    Irrigate your lawn in the early morning – anytime between 4am and 10am is a safe bet. This allows the grass blades to dry, which makes them less likely to develop a foliar or moisture-related disease. Additionally, watering in the morning involves less evaporation because of lower sun intensity and often less wind speed, so you use water more efficiently at this time of day.
  3. Increase watering frequency and your mower blade height during period of high temperature.
    This is all about reducing stress. As temperatures increase, it’s important to increase watering frequency to keep your lawn out of ‘stress mode’. Additionally, mowing your lawn at a higher level will keep more of the blade and will reduce the stress that comes when your grass is cut.
  4. Give ‘em a break.
    On days when temperatures are above 90°F, running your sprinklers for 5-10 minutes per zone in the afternoon cools the turf and reduces stress on the grass plants. This is known to reduce the symptoms of disease/conditions such as summer patch.
  5. Observe your irrigation system.
    Observe how your irrigation system disperses water. Are there spaces between where the sprinklers deliver water? Is there too much overlap between the sprinklers, such that some areas receive far too much water while others receive too little? Are some areas overly irrigated (soaking wet, standing water) after your irrigation system shuts off – while other areas are dry? Your irrigation system may need an adjustment. Ask your ExperiGreen Lawn Care specialist for help with this.

These irrigation tips should go a long way to helping your provide adequate moisture to your lawn, keeping it out of ‘stress mode’ while also conserving maximizing one of our most valuable resources – water.

Lawn IrrigationCaring for Your Lawn – All Season Long

ExperiGreen Lawn Care’s team of lawn care professionals provides these services to our customers – keeping your turf healthy all season long:

And to help you be able to comfortably enjoy your lawn, ExperiGreen Lawn Care also offers these services:

Call ExperiGreen Lawn Care to talk to one of our lawn care professionals about ways we can help keep your lawn healthy, vibrant, and lush all season long.

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