Simple Lawn Irrigation Tips
Whether you choose to use a complex automatic sprinkler system, or water the
lawn by hand, there are a few basic principles you should follow.
- Regularly monitor the condition
of the lawn and adjust the amount of watering it receives accordingly.
- Water in the morning. The time of day you water the lawn is extremely important. Watering first
thing in the morning means that you don’t lose moisture to evaporation as you
would later in the heat of the day. If you water in the evening, you expose your
lawn to the risk of damage by fungus, mildew or other diseases.
- Choose a grass species that is suitable for your climate
and soil type. A little internet research, or consulting with a friendly expert
at your local gardening center, will tell you which is best. If you live in a
dry climate, where water conservation is a significant issue, choose a lawn
species which requires less watering.
- Know your soil type and how well it absorbs water. If you water your lawn faster than your soil can absorb the moisture, the
water will simply run away and be wasted, or cause soil erosion. If necessary,
you can increase your soil’s capacity to absorb water by adding compost or