Water is one of the most important substances on this Earth. And when it comes to your healthy and thriving lawn, the right amount of water is truly critical.
While most homeowners understand that their lawn needs water, there are still plenty of questions about watering a lawn including proper methods and optimal timing.
The short answer to “How to water a lawn?” is to make use of an irrigation system. Of course, there’s a bit more to it than that. We’ll cover what you should know about watering your lawn in North Texas in order to achieve the best possible results.
Our hot and dry climate makes an irrigation system essential in North Texas, particularly if you are serious about having an impressive lawn.
One of the areas where an irrigation system can be essential is in achieving optimal lawn watering timing. A lot of people don’t realize what an important role timing plays in proper irrigation. Not only how long you water but also when you water matters.
Ideally, the lawn should be watered just before sunrise. This will give it time to soak in before the sun begins to cause evaporation. On the flip side, watering in the evening can actually leave your grass prone to fungal growth.
Since you have better things to do than worry about when or how your lawn is watered, an irrigation system can take the guesswork out of it.
Of course, simply having an irrigation system is not enough to necessarily get the results that you are after. After all, not everyone has an efficient (or effective) system.
When it comes to smart watering and ensuring that you’re getting the most bang for your buck, it’s important to employ the latest technology.
One of the first things that come to mind in terms of the “latest and greatest offerings” are smart controllers. A smart controller is going to adjust your lawn watering needs based on the weather conditions. For instance, your sprinkler system doesn’t need to kick on if it’s already raining.
While there are certainly smart controllers that are sold at big box stores, the fact is, there are better systems out there. The best systems are connected to a weather station and know exactly what’s going on in your neighborhood based on rainfall, humidity, wind speed, and even temperature data. All of those factors come into play to create a scientific formula called ET or “evapotranspiration” (the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the Earth's land and ocean surface to the atmosphere).
ET gets pretty complex but all you really need to know is that it’s important if you are someone who is truly looking for the best lawn results. If you’re interested in upgrading your irrigation system for water efficiency, consult with us for the best recommendations.
Once we ensure that you have the best irrigation system matched to the needs of your property, you’ll want to make sure that the system continues to operate as it should.
This begins with an early-season analysis in which we can make recommendations and improvements as needed to ensure that you get your season off on the best foot possible.
After that, if you are truly going for the best-looking lawn on the block, then you would also want to consider a mid-season analysis at the time that we are most likely to be in drought. It’s windy and hot—and that can have a negative impact on the lawn. Your system may need to be dialed up in some areas and dialed back in others. These decisions are site-specific and therefore require a customized approach.
Finally, in the late fall, your irrigation system should be “put to bed” for the winter. It’s helpful for your lawn care experts to take note of what your lawn looked like prior to dormancy as that will be helpful information as they gear up for next season.
When you are working with an irrigation pro, then you can gain the confidence that your lawn is getting what it needs to look and perform its best not only now but into the future as well. After all, you have better ways to spend your time than figuring out the nuances of proper watering. The combination of an optimal sprinkler system partnered with a knowledgeable professional will ensure you’re on track.
Of course, It’s important that you choose wisely when it comes to hiring a landscape company. The last thing that you want is to hire a company for its irrigation maintenance services to keep your system performing properly—but continue to get poor results.
At Grassperson, our irrigation maintenance services are one service our Total Maintenance Package customers often include in their list of yearly tasks. This will remove all of the hassles from your end while helping you to achieve the gorgeous lawn that you desire.
Don’t let water worries get the best of you at your Flower Mound, Highland Village, or Lewisville, TX home. Get a free quote and get ready to enjoy the best lawn on the block!