Today we are going to talk about how to properly water a lawn. Watering a lawn is one of the most confusing aspects for a homeowner to get right. Because of this, we have started the 1-2-3-2-1 technique. This technique is designed to water the lawn deeply and frequently. This technique is also designed to allow your soil to completely dry between waterings. This is important for property lawn health, as well as stimulating microbial in the soul that helps a great deal with lawn longevity.
The first step in this technique is to determine how long to program each individual Zone for. Typically each zone will be programmed for a vastly different time. The biggest mistake we see homeowners make, is we see they program each zone for the exact same time. The first thing we take into consideration is what aspect of the sun each zone is in. We also investigate what type of watering head is being used in each zone. Rotering heads will water large areas for longer time lengths, whereas a pop-up sprinkler head will water a small area, for a short time.
The best way to find exactly how long to set each zone is to get a rainwater gauge. With a rainwater gauge, you can see exactly how much water each zone gets. Furthermore, depending on the temperature, you will water maybe three days a week when it gets hot, typically over 85 degrees, if it is cooler, we may only water twice a week, or even once in very cold weather.
A great way to be sure you are properly watering your lawn is to call Sprinkler Service Pro, and hire us to help your get your system set up and ready for routine. Thank you for choosing Sprinkler Service Pro and we look forward to working with you.
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