While the summer sun brings out outdoor activities and events, it also brings out some of the strongest heat your lawn will experience throughout the year. While you may think watering your lawn all the time is the right move, over watering can actually end up hurting your lawn more than helping it. You can also waste a lot of water by doing so. Water consumption in the summer more than doubles compared to any other season, and over watering and improper lawn irrigation can be to blame. To ensure that your lawn is always looking it’s best, and to avoid water waste, follow these watering guidelines for optimal results!
When To Water
The morning. It’s as simple as that. In the morning, the air is cooler making it the perfect temperature for your lawn to soak it up. Wind usually isn’t an issue in the morning, either, which could blow away droplets of water if it’s too strong. If you water in the evenings, you risk causing a lawn disease. Water clings to blades of grass overnight, which can sit there and promote a fungus. Watering at night can be one of the worst things to do for your lawn.
One of the biggest questions that people have when it comes to sprinkler systems is how often they should be watering their lawn. Well, for starters you have to take into account natural rainfall and then your sprinkler system. During the summer, your lawn should ideally receive between one and one and a half inches of water each week. Water your lawn every other day for optimal results. If you water your lawn every two days and ensure it gets about a third of an inch of water each time, this will create deeper grass roots. The deeper your lawn’s roots are, the better it is at protecting against a drought. Following this water system is the smarter way to water your lawn
Inspecting Your Sprinkler System
If you’re noticing soil erosion, soggy landscape, or standing water, it’s imperative to check your irrigation system as soon as possible. Sprinklers should be checked often because they can become damaged or misdirected very easily if they are above ground. Check your irrigation lines and valves for any leaks. Make sure your sprinkler heads aren’t being blocked by obstacles or objects. Make sure they’re actually spraying on your yard, and not your driveway or sidewalk. Finally, check your valves! Even if one valve is leaking, it can cause a high water bill and water waste. Check each one thoroughly before you turn on your system. These simple steps for checking of sprinkler systems this summer
will keep your yard looking beautiful, and keep your water bill down!
If you’re still looking for some help determining the best water guidelines for your yard, give Water Solutions Sprinkler Service a call at 720-435-1495! Contact us today to see how we can help you curate a beautiful yard that lasts all summer long!