When someone passes your home, your lawn is one of the first things they see. You want it to look great, right? Unfortunately, if you are like many homeowners, you may not know how to water your lawn effectively, without wasting a large amount of water. The good news is, there are several things you can do to make sure your lawn remains in great condition, while minimizing water waste.
Strategic Planning is Key
When you are initially planting your lawn or designing your landscape, you need to think about how you are going to place your plants to maximize the water they receive while minimizing water waste. There are many shrubs and plants that use water so effectively you don’t have to water them as often as others.
If you aren’t sure, it’s a good idea to contact the professionals. They can help you create a landscape design that will ensure you are minimizing water waste.
Follow a Consistent Watering Schedule
Regardless of how often you have to water your grass and plants to ensure they remain healthy, you need to make sure you are watering them on a consistent basis. This means you should water the same time each day and use the same amount of water. If you are consistent, it’s going to help you keep your plants as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
Ensure Your Sprinkler System is Properly Maintained
If you don’t have an irrigation system installed yet, it’s a good idea to think about investing in one. With an irrigation system, you can significantly improve the efficiency of your water use, while minimizing water waste and ensure your plants remain healthy for as long as possible. If you already have an irrigation system, make sure you maintain it regularly so it can continue to work effectively.
Take Care of Repairs in a Timely Manner
Has your irrigation system been damaged? If it has, you need to invest in repairs as soon as you can. The sooner you take care of the needed repairs, the less likely you are to have additional complications. After your system is repaired, it is going to operate more effectively and efficiently, which is going to help you keep your lawn looking amazing, without having to hand water it.
Make Sprinkler System Adjustments as Needed
You should adjust your sprinkler system’s settings if you are experiencing any problems related to overwatering, flooding, or puddling. When you adjust these settings, it lets you get the most from your irrigation system and will prevent water waste that may occur if the settings aren’t calibrated properly.
Call for Professional Assistance
If you need help with your home’s sprinkler system, it’s a good idea to call in the pros. Our team at IDL Company can help handle any issue or repair you may need. We can also install a new irrigation or sprinkler system when you are ready. Contact us today to learn more.