Lawn Hydration Techniques for Hot & Dry Summers
It’s getting hot and steamy out there and summer isn’t even here yet. Now’s a great time therefore to organize your lawn hydration system(s) to ensure your lawn remains lush and hydrated throughout the hot summer. This blog offers some lawn hydration techniques to keep your lawn looking lush, green and well looked after, all summer long.
The fixed sprinkler system may be traditional, but it still works just fine. Fixed sprinklers release water in all directions, simultaneously. The fixed sprinkler works great therefore for smaller lawns with shrubbery.
These offer more of a jet of water, with some interruption in between each release. Impact sprinklers closely mimic rainfall. Because impact sprinklers release a lot of water, they are better suited to larger lawns. Impact sprinklers also don’t tend to clog as much as smaller sprinklers.
Drip hoses are the environmentally friendly option for lawn hydration. Drip hoses work by releasing water through holes in the hose and go directly to the grass roots. The water pressure is low, making this attractive to those under neighborhood watering restrictions.
In-ground sprinklers may cost more, but they look gorgeous. There are a large variety of in-ground sprinklers available including simple layouts with fixed times to more fancy devices.
Some other things to keep in mind
- We suggest hydrating your lawn in the morning versus the afternoon for better saturation.
- If watering your yard is restricted in your neighborhood, rest assured that most varieties of turf may not require any irrigation for up to four weeks.
- If your lawn is well-maintained, it only requires 1 inch of watering per week in order to remain green. We suggest therefore activating your sprinkler system every 3 to 4 days for a longer period versus shorter periods every day.