Watering Tips For Spring
It’s finally that time of year – the trees are in bloom, the sun is shining and it’s time to start learning about new, efficient watering tips for spring. Many people aren’t sure of how much water to use or how often to water, so here’s some helpful advice to get you started off right.
- Aerate Your Compacted Soil: Grass and plants have trouble growing in compacted soil. The best time to aerate is in the spring, when your grass is actively growing.
- Water Early In The Morning: It’s best to water your lawn before the heat of mid-day. This will give your water the best chance of penetrating into the soil before evaporating.
- Start Adjusting Your Sprinkler System Now: Watch while your sprinkler runs a cycle to see where the lawn is getting too much water (or not enough), and adjust your system accordingly.
- Measure Your Water Output: You don’t need to water as much (or as often) in the spring as in the summer. Make sure your lawn gets between ½ – 1 inch of water per week. By setting empty cans throughout your yard and then turning on your sprinklers, you’ll be able to get an accurate measurement of how much water you’re using.
- Ensure Your Sprinkler System Is Working For YOU: Spring is the perfect time to ensure you have an efficient irrigation system — make sure your sprinkler system is working for you to ensure a lush, green lawn all spring long.