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A Guide to Watering Your Lawn After A Sprinkler Installation in Denver

October 24, 2016

Are you preparing for a sprinkler installation in Denver? If so, you will need to learn tips and tricks to watering your lawn with sprinklers. Everyone knows the best time of day to water your lawn is in the morning, but how long should you keep the water running? How often do you need to turn your sprinklers on? Here’s what you need to know:
How Long to Water Your Lawn
Grass roots typically extend about six inches underneath the soil’s surface. This is why it is recommended that you turn on the sprinklers long enough to moisten at least six inches below the surface, so you can ensure every inch of the root is covered.
How can you tell when the water has reached this critical six inch mark? The first time you turn on your new sprinklers, check the condition of the soil every fifteen minutes using a shovel to dig underneath the surface. Time how long it takes for  the water to get about six inches below the surface so you know how long you should let your sprinklers run every time you need to water your grass.
Types of Soil
How often should you water your lawn? It depends on the type of soil you have. Clay soils do not need to be watered as frequently because they retain moisture, so you shouldn’t have to water your lawn more than once a week if you have this type of soil. However, sandy soils do not retain as much moisture as clay soils, so you will need to water your lawn between two to three times a week to keep your grass healthy. Of course, your watering needs will change as the seasons do, but this is the standard schedule that should be used during the hottest part of the year. Learn the smarter way to water your lawn here.

Too Much vs. Not Enough
It’s up to you to determine if your lawn needs more or less water so you can adjust your watering schedule. This is especially important as the seasons change, because your lawn will need more or less water depending on what time of year it is.
Signs your lawn is being overwatered include excess water runoff, puddles of water on the surface of your grass, and the presence of weeds. But, if your lawn is not getting the water it needs, you may notice wilting grass blades or the color of your grass changing to a duller shade of green. As you walk across the grass, turn around and look at the path behind you. If you can see your footprint in the grass, this is another sign your lawn is thirsty for water.
Do you need new sprinklers installed in your lawn? Talk to the experts. Water Solutions has been providing sprinkler services to the Denver area for over 22 years. Our team of landscapers and other professionals is dedicated to providing the best to our customers, which is why we always guarantee all of our products and services. Contact us today for a free estimate!