At National Lawn Sprinklers, we understand that water is a very precious resource. The tips listed below will help you water more efficiently and responsibly.
Keep the soil consistently moist but not wet. This eliminates runoff, and ensures your plants a steady supply of water.
Do not water at night - water will sit on the lawn and may cause disease.
Water early in the morning - evaporation is minimized and the lawn utilizes the most water.
When programming your irrigation timer, adjust the run times and frequency of watering based on local weather conditions, seasonal changes and watering needs of your landscape.
Install a rain sensor - it will prevent the system from running during rain event.
Use drip irrigation in flower beds - it saves substantial amounts of water.
Reduce the run times for zones in the shade.
Install Hunter Solar-Sync. This will provide automated daily adjustment to program run times applying only the water needed for each day.
Sharpen your mower blade sharp blades are easier on the grass and save water.
De-thatch your lawn water will get to the roots faster and evaporate less.
Aerate your lawn it prevents soil compaction and improves water infiltration rates.
In hot weather, keep the grass taller this will help reduce the soils exposure to the sun and allow the soil to hold onto the moisture for a longer period of time.
Keep plants with different watering needs on different zones trees vs. lawn etc
Mulch flowerbeds and trees using 2-4 inches improves water penetration while controlling weeds that compete for water.
Know your soil type the three basic types: sand, loam, and clay require different watering schedules for optimal results.
Inspect your irrigation system monthly for leaks, clogged or broken sprinkler heads and other problems.