Finding the sweet spot when it comes to watering your lawn can be tricky. Distributing too much or too little water can have dire consequences for the health of your grass, and it is often challenging for homeowners to determine just how much water their properties need. Working with a landscape irrigation contractor can help Delawareans keep their grass healthy and pristine. Keep an eye out for these symptoms of overwatering and underwatering, and be sure to contact the team at Sposato Irrigation if you need the services of a landscape irrigation contractor!
Signs of Overwatering
Overwatering is a severe problem for homeowners because it can lead to property damage and soil erosion in addition to poor plant health. Excess water can cause weeds and fungi to thrive. Because of this, signs of overwatering can manifest as bunches of fast-growing weeds, patches of mushrooms, and puddles of standing water. Extra moisture can also inhibit the breakdown of dead vegetation. A lawn’s thatch layer is made up of grass that has died, and this layer can become too thick if it does not decompose properly. A thick layer of thatch can lead to poor grass growth and the presence of pests and disease.
Signs of Underwatering
On the other end of the spectrum, some homeowners underwater their lawns. This is especially true for homeowners who do not adjust their watering routines with the seasons since many plants have different needs during the warmer months. Without enough water, grasses will grow more slowly. Another indication of underwatering is dry soil and weak springback. Dry soil is much harder to penetrate with a hoe or trowel, and grass that does not rebound well after it is stepped on may be suffering from dehydration. Chronic underwatering can have a permanent effect on the health of one’s lawn, so homeowners must monitor their water usage carefully.
How a Landscape Irrigation Contractor Can Help
Fortunately for Delaware homeowners, installing and maintaining effective irrigation systems is not a battle that must be fought alone. The experts at Sposato Irrigation are experienced in the installation and upkeep of a variety of irrigation systems for residential and commercial properties alike. A landscape irrigation contractor can help you keep your property looking lush and healthy while minimizing the stress and hard work on your end, and the team at Sposato Irrigation are among the best. Contact us today to learn more about how a high-quality irrigation system can keep your plants healthy.
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.