Irrigation Maintenance: How Can I Keep My Lawn Green All Summer?
After your spring lawn fertilization, your lawn should be able to flourish into a bright green. Keeping that green is not as easy as you would think. One heat wave could come through and turn your lawn brown. You also spend a lot of time outside during the summer, and the excessive use of your lawn can also harm it. To prevent that from happening, follow our advice on how to keep your lawn green during the summer.
How Often Should I Turn on My Sprinklers?
You should water your lawn twice or three times a week. Installation of an automatic sprinkler system can allow you to choose ahead of time when to water your lawn and at what time. Your ideal watering schedule can depend on a variety of things, including your turf, elevation, and system capabilities. Usually, most lawns should be watered approximately three times a week for 20 minutes each time.
Watering your grass on a daily basis can harm your roots and cause a large spike in your water bill.
How Much Water Should my Lawn get?
Ideally, your lawn should be getting three-quarters of an inch, to one inch of water per week. If there are watering restrictions put into place because of a drought, this will change the amount your lawn can get per week. Your grass will turn darker in color as it goes under stress caused by drought.
If we installed your sprinkler system, it will have smart sensors included. This will account for any no water days, and also has a rain sensor to prevent any unnecessary watering.
Should you find that your sprinkler system is not working properly, we can help service your sprinkler. We can do a full inspection of your system and see what is going wrong. Whether it’s something simple like a broken nozzle, or something more complex, you can always contact us should you have any questions about your sprinkler.