Proper watering of your yard seems simple enough. Just water it? Right? Well, yes and a very big no. Watering your lawn with the proper technique is an important part of maintaining a healthy lawn. If you water it too little, then you could get the same results. If you are over-watering it then you can get a weak or shallow rooted lawn that is susceptible to drought and drying up. Lawns need about an inch of water a week to maintain the right amount of growth and strength which usually requires 2 to 3 watering sessions per week. So we’ll start by heading to the hardware store…
I love the hardware store. There is always so much cool stuff to look at, but stay focused! You are here for a reason. The lawn and garden section can be a vortex if you don’t know what you need. There are sprinklers that spin, shoot, rotate, move on their own (seriously), and a slew of other types. This is when you have to think about the size and scope of your lawn. You want to select a sprinkler that gives good coverage that is easy to use.
- Rotating sprinklers are great for medium to large yards because you can typically set the length and rotation.
- Smaller yards can use fixed sprinklers that do not spin or rotate but you may have to move the fixed sprinkler often.
- If you have very little grass then you may consider purchasing a decent spray nozzle with different settings and hand water it.
- Be sure to buy a non-kink hose that is long enough to reach all the areas of your yard.
- In order to ensure you have the right coverage after purchasing your sprinkler set up a bucket in the watering path and if you are collecting about half an inch in 20 to 30 minutes you are getting the proper amount.
If you have any doubts don’t be afraid to consult professionals like MJR Landscape!