Summer is the time to enjoy the longer daylight, warm days, and a lush, green lawn. If you notice your lawn has dry patches of grass, you may need to call a professional company like Landworks for sprinkler repair. Coverage problems may be due to improper installation (system initially installed without proper coverage) or the sprinkler heads are clogged or not turning properly.
Lawns are water guzzlers. On average, most lawns need one to one and a half inches of water per week to stay lush and green. That water can come from rainfall or irrigation. How often your lawn needs a drink depends on a host of factors, including things like soil type, sunlight, grass type and regional climate. If your lawn is looking brown in spots, it could be the sprinklers not functioning correctly. Sprinkler maintenance and sprinkler repair can remedy this situation.
While it may seem like you can water your lawn anytime during the day, your lawn needs more specific care. Watering in the morning (before 10 a.m.) is the best time for your lawn; it’s cooler and winds tend to be calmer, so water can soak into the soil and be absorbed by the grass roots before it can evaporate. If you must water in the evening, try between 4 and 6 p.m. which should give the grass blades time to dry before nightfall. The later you water, the greater chance of disease becoming prevalent in your lawn.
Determine how much water your irrigation is actually delivering to the lawn by setting at least six straight-sided containers on the lawn before turning on the irrigation. Tuna fish or cat food cans work well. Run your watering system for 20 minutes. Measure how much water you have in the containers. This can also help to see if you need sprinkler repair done. To get an average, add the amounts and divide by the number of containers. Multiply your average by three and you’ll know how much water your system delivers in an hour. Set your watering times based on that knowledge.
Lawnworks professional sprinkler repair department can service all types of irrigation systems. They provide certification and testing of backflow preventers, water audits and sprinkler system checks on existing systems to maximize system performance.
Landworks sprinkler system installation teams provide a clean and orderly job site. They compact holes and trenches so no settling will occur, and install joints in a straight and true fashion. The sprinkler system installation teams are trained to install according to the highest standards set in the industry.