When you are building or renovating your home one of the most important aspects of aesthetic appeal is your lawn and gardens. It’s a big investment, not just financially, but a big investment of your time as well. There are so many things to consider when laying down gardens and turf, like how will you keep weeds out, how much do you need to fertilize, how often do you need to mow and should you install sprinkler systems or use self-watering techniques.
If you have a busy lifestyle or struggle to find time now to do all the things you enjoy, installing a sprinkler system might be the perfect option. Whether you are just watering gardens or have a great lawn as well, the truth is, they will all need maintenance, and that includes watering effectively.
Watering daily is great, however overwatering can cause irreversible damage to your lawn and gardens, so you need to have a good idea what you need to do, how much and when to water. Here are some simple tips to help you achieve deep-rooted strong plants around your property.
Undoubtedly the best time to water your lawn and gardens is in the morning. The air is cooler, there is less wind around, and water evaporates a whole lot slower in these conditions. Watering in the evening can cause lawn or plant diseases to arise because the water can often stick to the grass or plant leaves. It promotes fungus growth and can kill your plants very quickly. If you are unable to manually water in the mornings, maybe an automated system that turns on and off at specific times between 4 am and 10 am is the best option.
6 Inches of Soil
As a basic rule of thumb, moistening the soil to around six inches is the best way to ensure your roots have plenty of soft soil to be able to grow properly. Healthy grass systems grow around this depth, so take note of how quickly it takes to soak the soil to this depth so that you can water each time consistently. This is not only a great way to save water, but also the best way to avoid overwatering. The soil on your property could be completely different from your next-door neighbor’s yard, so test and water depending on how your soil is affected by water.
Use Automated Sprinklers
Automated built-in sprinkler systems are a great investment. They not only save you time but over the course of ten or more years, they will save you a substantial amount on water. The investment is worth it, but you need to ensure you install the correct system to suit your property. Contact your local professional for the best system for your space.
Take Care With New Grass And Gardens
Using the right amount of care is vital for a successful lawn or garden when it is fresh and new. Listen to the advice your lawn care professional offers and follow the instruction on how to care for it. It’s vital to water your new lawn at the right times to ensure your investment is not wasted.