Summer is here, and it’s ready to wreak havoc on your carefully cared for lawn and landscape. Keeping up your lawn during the hottest months of the year can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Using more effective watering methods can make the difference between overwatering, underwatering and a variety of other potential issues.
Not All Sprinklers Are Created Equal
One of the first things to note as you’re updating your lawn watering game is that not all sprinklers are right for every lawn. Depending on the growth stage of your grass you will want to use very different sprinkler types. An Oscillating sprinkler, for instance, is excellent for if you have new growth. This is because it is gentler and won’t blow the seeds around. But, this type of sprinkler also tends to let much of the water evaporate before hitting the ground. If you choose an oscillating number, make sure to use it in the early morning to minimize water loss. Once the grass is fully grown a pulsating sprinkler may be best, these run at a higher power and don’t allow for water loss.
When Should You Water?
If possible, the best time of day to water your lawn is in the early morning, from about 4-10am. This time frame allows for water to fully penetrate the ground and be sucked up by thirsty roots without having to compete with the sun and heat evaporating it first. These hours tend to be less windy which allows water to be dispersed more evenly. If you miss the morning hours, it may be best to wait a day. Afternoon watering in full sun and heat will lead to most of the water not making it into the roots due to evaporation. Evening watering can allow fungi to grow because of the extended sitting period.
Try A Timer
As a busy homeowner, it’s easy to forget to turn your sprinklers on and off. Who among us hasn’t left a sprinkler on for too long on accident? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the problem, a spigot timer. These nifty tools automatically shut off the water once the set time has run out, saving you time, water, and your lawn.
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Paul’s Lawn Service has been offering high-quality lawn and landscape services to Sussex County, DE residents since 2003. We have an unparalleled attention to detail and produce long-lasting results, both of which are reasons why we have been servicing so many of our customers’ landscapes for over a decade. We offer our comprehensive range of services to homeowners and business owners throughout Bethany Beach, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, and Millsboro. Give us a call today at 302-258-3887 or contact us online. Also, check us out on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.Posted: June 29, 2018