Hydration is a vital part of maintaining a healthy and lush lawn. Watering your lawn becomes more effective and will save you time and resources if done properly. Frequency and depth play an essential role in ensuring your root system is receiving the ideal amount of water. It is so important to avoid overwatering, which can damage plants and promote lawn diseases. Homeowners usually opt to install an irrigation system so that they don't have to worry about how much water is needed and when to apply it. Learn more about how to water your lawn efficiently.
Depth & Frequency Determines How Much Water the Roots Receive
To water your lawn correctly, you have to consider depth and frequency. The depth of your roots that should tell you how much water your grass needs. It is important to water your lawn until your roots are wet. Generally, a lawn's root system is about six to eight inches deep in the soil. Deep but infrequent watering allows the roots to get a good amount of water essential for their growth. It also promotes a deeper root system that can withstand drought conditions.
Lawns in Indiana require about 1 to 1.5 inches of water weekly. The timing of the application is also crucial to avoid lawn diseases and losing too much water due to evaporation.
Avoid Overwatering Your Lawn to Prevent Damage & Lawn Diseases
Overwatering is a common mistake among homeowners and, if not corrected, may damage plants and promote lawn diseases. Determine what type of grass you have so you can adjust how frequently and deeply you water your lawn. Different grass types require different watering frequencies as they have varying water requirements.
Sprinkler systems should also be checked by lawn care providers regularly. If your rain sensor is broken, it's possible that your irrigation system could water your lawn even after a recent rain. Scheduling irrigation system maintenance checks will come in handy during these instances so that you can be sure that your irrigation system will not run if it has recently rained. This will lower your water bill as well as prevent overwatering your lawn.
Yellow leaves and muddy soil is often signs of an overwatered lawn. Our team can monitor your sprinkler system to check for leaks or issues with the timer to avoid these issues.
Consider Installing an Irrigation System
Remove watering the lawn from your to-do list for good. Installing an irrigation system will not only save you a lot of time, but it will also deliver the correct amount of water to your lawn at the correct times.
There are different types of irrigation systems available for your lawn and landscape. Choosing the type of system that is best for your lawn is vital and should only be done after considering important factors like your area's weather, your lawn's soil type, and the water supply in your community.
We recommend that you install a drip irrigation system because it will ensure that water is delivered straight into your root system via pipes that are burried beneath your soil. This is different from a regular sprinkler system because it does not deliver water on top of the plant, which could cause water evaporation before the water has the chance to reach your roots. Drip irrigation systems will help avoid wasting water which is great for both the environment and your wallet.
Here are more benefits of a drip irrigation system:
- Plants are less susceptible to disease due to minimal contact with water
- Reduces runoff
- Maintains adequate soil moisture
Looking for an irrigation system that works for your lawn? Call us today!
Watering your lawn is a regular task that you should not overlook. More importantly, watering your lawn should be done correctly to ensure efficient water use so you can save time and resources. With our irrigation system installation services, you can be sure that the irrigation system we will install is perfectly designed for your lawn.
Aside from installation, our team at Grow Pros Lawn Care, LLC also does repairs and routine checkups on your irrigation system to ensure your watering system is working perfectly. Our services are available to HOA, commercial, and residential properties in Elkhart, Granger, South Bend, IN and nearby cities. Call us today at (574) 326-3526 for an estimate.