Keeping your lawn perfectly green all summer long can be a serious challenge. Depending on where you live, the amount of rainfall you get, along with many other factors, can all affect how well your grass gets and holds water. Not to mention, it can be hard to tell just how much water your lawn is getting. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that one of the most significant risks to a green lawn is actually overwatering. To help you find the perfect balance and keep your lawn looking healthy, follow these simple yard maintenance tips.
Learn About Your Soil
One of the first steps to understanding your irrigation needs is to have a good understanding of the soil you’re working with. Some soil types are more penetrable than others, meaning more or less watering time. Since your goal is to have water penetrate 6”-8” beneath the surface level, you will want to check with a local nursery to develop a watering plan.
Test Your Penetration
Once you have a base level of soil information, you can perform water penetration tests. After 30 minutes of watering, dig a small hole in an inconspicuous location to measure how deeply the water is penetrating. You’ll want to check in several sections throughout the yard. These tests will tell you how long you need to water before you reach your desired penetration level.
Ensure Uniform Dispersal
You want every section of your lawn to receive equal amounts of water to prevent any areas from becoming too wet or too dry. To test if your irrigation method is working, lay a series of small cups weighted down with coins throughout your property. As you water, these will fill, giving you a clear idea if there are any areas that need more attention. Calling a professional irrigation company with questions is an easy way to make sure you are taking the proper measures.
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