As the winter cold concludes for the year and we make the transition into the spring, the grass grows and trees and shrubbery regain their leaves. We welcome back the season when flowers bloom and warmer weather encourages both plants and animals to thrive and flourish. For homeowners, this means more focus on watering the lawn and landscape around the home. Today we would like to review a few irrigation tips for watering wisely.
When it comes to a home’s irrigation system, a little maintenance goes a long way. Before you ramp up your watering efforts, spruce up your irrigation system by remembering four simple steps: inspect, connect, direct, and select.
Proper watering is important since a healthy lawn could increase your home’s value. An irrigation system keeps landscapes lush with the least amount of water. Since different plants need different amounts of water, consider dividing the yard into separate irrigation zones to water the grass separately.
Avoid overspray onto sidewalks or anywhere it will not promote growth. Flooding should be handled as soon as detected to avoid wasted water. Restrictive water devices could actually lower the water bill. There are a variety of ways to restrict the amount of water flow so wasted water is a thing of the past.
Homes with automatically timed irrigation systems use about 50 percent more water outdoors than those without. Your system can waste water if it is programmed incorrectly, a sprinkler head is pointed in the wrong direction, or you have a leak.
An improperly scheduled irrigation controller can waste water and money. Update your system’s watering schedule with the seasons. It is a good idea to adjust your irrigation system as the seasons and weather change. Rain sensors allow your sprinkler irrigation system to be rain smart, meaning it will not run during the rain, and knows when it isn’t raining as well.
Applying too much water at once actually wastes more water because it never gets absorbed. Split watering times into shorter sessions rather than one lone continuous session, allowing water to soak in and minimize runoff.
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