As of Wednesday, August 16, 2017
“I water and water, yet my lawn looks like I've done nothing all summer"
That’s not uncommon. It’s hard to maintain consistency using lawn sprinklers dragged around and set up from place to place. Is enough water being used, or are you overwatering? Is your entire lawn receiving the same coverage, or are sections being missed due to home and landscaping obstructions? Are you watering at optimum times, or are you catching it as you can?
“Your lawn is an important asset to your home,” said Russ Lindsley, Green Acres Nursery, “providing envi-ronmental benefits such as cooling during the summer, and in aesthetic appeal that adds to the value of your property. A professionally installed sprinkler system can help.”
First off, a sprinkling system autoregulates coverage, providing regular irrigation at correct levels to ensure healthy lawn growth. That consistency and regularity also provides the added benefit of water conservation, ensuring you are using just what you need and not wasting water that ends up costing you more on your monthly bill.
Know you have a couple of systems to choose from.
Spray irrigation involves water spraying over the land-scape. Drip irrigation involves water moving through buried tubes with holes that allow the water to dissipate out into the soil, staying completely underground at plant roots. This allows you to only water the plants you want and discourages weed growth in the beds.
Questions? Check in with staff at Green Acres to help choose the system best suited to your property.