Four Ways To Create A Water Smart Lawn
Home & Garden
As a homeowner, keeping your lawn well maintained is really important for curb appeal. However, you want to be sure that you are using water wisely. One of the main reasons homeowners waste so much water is because of their lawn. Here are four ways to create a water-smart lawn:
- Schedule Watering Accordingly: First off, you don't want to be watering your lawn everyday. It doesn't need it. Instead, consider watering only four days a week for up to four minutes each day. Always be sure that you are doing this early in the morning or in the early evenings since this is going to allow your lawn to have enough time to soak up the water that it needs without the sun soaking up most of it. Also, be sure that you turn off your sprinkler system in the winter time since your lawn won't need watering whatsoever.
- Check Sprinkler Heads: Every once in a while, you want to be sure that you are checking the sprinkler heads. When you have the sprinklers on, check to see which ones may not be working as efficiently. There is a chance that these heads are clogged or damaged. If clogged with excess dirt build up, be sure to shovel the dirt away from the sprinkler head. If the sprinkler is damaged, you will want to call in a professional to replace it for you with the same type of sprinkler head. This will ensure that the sprinkler system continues to water your lawn as usual once the head is replaced.
- Don't Cut Grass too Short: One mistake many homeowners make is cutting their grass too short. Although you don't want overgrown grass, you also don't want grass that is too short. This is because grass that is higher will be able to provide shade for the soil, thus helping to retain moisture and prevent the grass from drying up. On top of this, your lawn will appear greener, which is much more appealing than short, yellowing grass.
- Don't Clean Up Grass Clippings: When you mow your lawn, leave the grass clippings. You may want to have them cleaned up because it looks nicer, but they will eventually make their way into the soil and disappear. This is important to do for the lawn because the grass clippings act as a natural fertilizer, which will help keep your grass healthier and keep your grass from needing as much water.
By knowing some of the ways to create a water-smart lawn, you will be pleased with the overall healthiness of your lawn all while saving a significant amount of water every year.
If you want help with your sprinkler system, contact a company such as Krupske Sprinkler Systems.
30 October 2015