Tips from Your Professional Landscaping and Irrigation Company
When it comes to your landscape, one of your key priorities is maintaining a vibrant garden and a lush, green lawn. As summer approaches and the mercury levels rise, you may be tempted to increase the frequency and quantity of watering in order to quench the thirsty ground and plants. However, it takes a balanced approach to achieve optimal lawn irrigation. During the hot summer, you don’t want to let your plants dry out, but you also don’t want to run up huge water bills.
Top 3 Tips for Summertime Lawn Irrigation
Whether you use smart sprinklers, drip irrigation or a simple garden hose, keep your lawn looking lush green all summer long by knowing when, how much and how often to water.
- Mornings are the Best Time to Water: Ideally, time your sprinklers to run in the morning hours from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. After mid-morning, the strong sun may cause the water to evaporate too soon to be beneficial. Also avoid watering later in the evening as the lawn tends to remain wet, which in turn promotes growth of fungus and other lawn diseases.
- Water Deep and Not More than Twice a Week: More water does not mean greener lawn or healthier plants. Ideally, water your lawn only 2 or 3 times a week, typically for 15 minutes each day, or until the water moistens the soil up to 6 inches of depth. Depending on the type of grass and soil, the duration for water to reach that depth may be different. Hence, when you water for the first time in the season, check how much watering your lawn requires and maintain that duration for all subsequent watering schedules. Practice infrequent and deep watering techniques in order to encourage the grass roots to grow deeper and enjoy a healthy, long-lasting, green turf.
- Invest in Smart, Programmable Sprinklers or Drip Irrigation Systems: Built-in drip irrigation systems are the ideal solution for lawns through the summer months. While they may present a sizeable upfront cost, they allow efficient use of water and pay for themselves in the long run. However, if you don’t wish to invest in an in-ground system, consider a pulsating, revolving sprinkler that shoots out water at a high velocity and an angle that is almost parallel to the ground. Fit it with high-efficiency sprinkler nozzles that significantly reduce the quantity of water used, without compromising the quality of your turf. Fit your hose-end sprinklers with a timer in order to maintain a set cutoff time and conserve water.
- Dealing with Drought: Some parts of Pennsylvania have been dealing with drought in the last few years. If you have a very dry period this summer, stay updated on local legislations, rebates and restrictions on usage of water for lawn irrigation. This may also be a good time to invest in smart controllers or drip irrigation systems as they may be subsidized or incentivized during the drought conditions.
Transform Your Landscape with a Professionally Installed Irrigation System
The right irrigation system can transform your landscape and help you maintain a beautiful lawn and garden this summer. Rely on the experienced team at Sabia Landscaping & Tree Services Inc. to install an efficient sprinkler or irrigation system. We also offer several other services such as lawn care, landscape design and maintenance, and seasonal yard and garden services in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery County.
Choose a professional irrigation company for your lawn and garden watering needs. Call Sabia Landscaping & Tree Services Inc. at (215) 822-3886 or contact us using our online form and we will be in touch with you soon.