It takes lots of efforts to maintain a green and healthy lawn. Among these necessary maintenance, lawn irrigation is one of the most integral and important elements of lawn health. Though the majority of family have experience of how to irrigate their lawn, there are still some common mistakes people prone to make. In this post, I’m going to tell you some tips about how to irrigate your lawn properly with certain gardening tools.
Needlessly to say, irrigation system is the main role of lawn irrigation. It contains different components and needs to be maintained. Otherwise, you grass will be stressed out and get diseases or pests. Speaking of irrigation, the most frequently asked question is how much water a home motor should apply to the landscape. It should be between half inch and three quarter of inch water in one watering session.
It seems hard to operate. Indeed, you can put six to nine cans in your lawn, turn on your irrigation system and start the timer. At the end of the irrigation, measure how much water in the cans. It should be half inch and three quarter of inch. This determines the run time of your irrigation system. People tend to water their lawns like 30 or 50 minutes without measuring. It is a common mistake, because each system is different. You need to calibrate accordingly.
Another common question is what is the best time of day. I recommend 2 to 7 am. It reduces the chance of getting diseases. Some of my neighbors water at 9 pm. It is one of the worst time watering. As for the watering schedule, you can set a timer according to the amount of rainfall in your area. There are many kind of timers on sale. A solar power watering timer is your good helper. You don’t need to connect the alternative current power supply.
For example, in Florida, we recommend you irrigate twice a day. Irrigation run time varies by month. In January, it should be 12 minutes while 60 minutes in August. You can save about 10 to 20 percent of your water bill. Additionally, the watering time also depends on the types of your plants.
A rain sensor is another equipment to complete your irrigation system. If it rains, the sensor will shut down your irrigation system. You should check it at regular time. Turn on your irrigation system and take your garden hose to aim it towards your rain sensor and water.