We are currently in the heart of the summer season. You know how important it is to keep yourself hydrated in the heat, but what about your lawn? We have experienced many sweltering days in the Mid-Atlantic region this year. If you are one of the many homeowners who are struggling to irrigate your property, here are a few things you should know!
Don’t Water More Than Necessary
One of the most commonly made mistakes when it comes to irrigation is overwatering. Many people are under the misconception that they should water their lawns in the same way they water their landscape plants. In other words, people believe that more water is better for the lawn. When it comes to irrigation, you never want to over-water. This is a fundamental rule when it comes to lawn-care. This is because overwatering prevents roots from growing deep and encourages the growth of fungus. It is better to water infrequently but for longer durations. This allows the grassroots to grow deeper into the soil.
Be Careful With New Grass
It is common knowledge not to walk on newly planted grass. Trampling on fresh grass seeds can hinder their growth or cause them not to grow at all. However, many people are unaware of the impacts certain types of sprinkler systems can have on new grass. If you have just laid down new grass seed, you want to opt for an oscillating sprinkler because they are less likely to push the seed away when compared to a pulsating sprinkler.
Always Water In The Morning
Were you aware that the best time to water the lawn is in the morning? When you water your lawn in the middle of the day, water evaporates very quickly before it has a chance to seep into the soil. When you water during the evening, water droplets can stay on the grass blades overnight, which can lead to fungus and other lawn diseases, especially in shady areas. The early morning is also best as the winds are at their lull at that time. Ideally, you want to irrigate your lawn between the hours of 4 am and 9 am.
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 Google +, Facebook, and Twitter.