April is National Lawn Care Month, and spring is the perfect time to make sure your grass has everything it needs to thrive. Cool-season grasses are a common choice for Delaware properties. Whether your lawn features Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, or a warm-season grass like zoysia, a consistent and responsive watering schedule is critical. Follow these lawn irrigation tips to make the most of the growing season and create a lush bed of grass. Don’t forget to consult the experts at Sposato Irrigation for all of your watering needs!
Choose the Right Lawn Irrigation System
Choosing the best lawn irrigation system for your property goes further than selecting either sprinklers or drip emitters. Pop-up sprinkler heads are standard for lawn irrigation, but each one is designed with different flow rates, throw distances, and water pressures. To determine which sprinkler heads, valves, and pipes are best for your property, work with a team of experienced irrigation professionals. The lawn irrigation experts at Sposato Irrigation can help you design the best possible sprinkler system for your lawn, and our crew is also standing by to help with maintenance and repair. A well-designed, well-maintained irrigation system is integral to lawn health!
Use a Timer for Consistent Lawn Irrigation
Even the most hands-on homeowners can benefit from scheduled waterings and automation. Make watering easier by using an irrigation timer. Most systems feature an irrigation controller, but more and more property owners decide to opt for a smart controller to make things even easier. Smart controllers can use data from weather sensors and local weather reports to determine when scheduled watering may not be necessary or practical, such as during a rainstorm or in high winds. These high-tech systems can also use temperature data to let homeowners know that more water (or more frequent watering) is necessary due to heat. Whether you choose a basic timer or a cutting-edge smart controller, these tools can help you stay on top of your lawn’s water needs.
Water at the Right Time
You’ve invested in a top-of-the-line irrigation system and high-tech controller — now what? For starters, you need to make sure that you’re watering your lawn at the right time. Watering your lawn in the morning is often the best choice; afternoon watering allows the moisture to evaporate too quickly under full sun, while evening watering can encourage fungus growth and lawn disease. In most situations, it is optimal to water your lawn between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. Still have questions about lawn health? Just ask the experts at Sposato Irrigation!
Choose Sposato Irrigation
Sposato Irrigation is uniquely positioned to offer high-quality, affordable, and reliable irrigation services to homeowners and business owners in Sussex County, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millsboro, Dagsboro, and Ocean City, MD. Thanks to our expertise, innovation and decades of professional experience, we can meet the needs of large properties and small gardens. To learn more about our irrigation installation, LED landscape lighting, and commercial irrigation maintenance services, contact us today. We can be reached at 302-645-4773. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.