A quick guide to getting the most out of your lawn rotary sprinkler.
Lawn rotary sprinklers are designed to irrigate large areas of lawn. You can choose from a wide range of rotary sprinkler products, which can spray over a distance of anything from fifteen to eighty five feet.
Automatic lawn sprinklers tend to have a bad reputation for being big water wasters, and unfortunately this is very often justified. However, if you use your sprinklers wisely, you will actually save water. Just follow these simple tips:
Four ways to save water when you use an automatic lawn sprinkler:
1. Sometimes the most obvious rules are the most important. Make sure your lawn sprinklers aren’t spraying onto the driveway, the garden path or the side of your house. Choose a rotary sprinkler with a spray radius which covers exactly the area you need to irrigate and no more.
2. If you don’t have the time to monitor your lawn sprinkler system closely, install a good controller device. This will ensure your lawn and garden are given exactly the amount of watering they need when they need it. Over watering not only wastes water, it can cause soil erosion, and may result in nutrients being leached out of your soil.
3. Installing moisture sensors will ensure that your sprinkler system doesn’t water the garden during a rainstorm.
4. The best time to water is first thing in the morning. This way, you don’t lose water to evaporation as you would in the heat of the day. Watering in the evening leaves your plants damp overnight, which may result in mildew damage.
For additional information on lawn sprinklers please read this article on lawn sprinkler and maintenance.