For many people, a lush green garden or lawn is a representation of proud home ownership along with a pleasant and beautiful place where one can relax. However, in order to maintain a lush green lawn, it requires a lot of water, which dependent on where one lives, may also sometimes be short in supply. In this article, we will talk about certain watering lawn strategies that one can use in order to minimize water usage and keep your garden healthy.
Firstly, you need to determine whether or not your community has watering lawn restrictions. Many communities have acted in response to water shortages by implementing rules that restrict and limit the number of times residents can perform watering lawn every week or for how long and at what times they can carry out the watering lawn process. If you reside in such an area, you must make sure you abide by the restrictions.
You should water your grass or plants only when they need it. Water conservation is not the only reason why you need to reduce the amount of water you provide your lawn. Over-watering is also bad for the health of your garden and can lead to the development of fungus and diseases. Certain types of grass need more water than others and factors such as temperature, humidity and wind can have a significant influence over how often you need to carry out the watering lawn process. In order to determine whether or not your lawn needs water accurately, you need to examine the grass. If the grass takes on a blue-gray shade and the older leaf blades on the plant begin to curl up or wilt, it means that the grass needs water.
Sometimes, when using watering lawn systems, some water evaporates even before it makes contact with the ground. On a hot, the amount of water that does not reach the grass is, in actuality, fairly substantial. In order to minimize loss to water evaporation, you should use watering lawn systems between 4am to 9am when the air is cooler and the wind is at its calmest.
Lastly, minimize water wastage by turning your watering lawn systems off while it’s raining. If your sprinkler watering lawn system runs on a timer, purchase and install a rain sensor that automatically turns the watering lawn system off when it starts raining. You should also avoid using watering lawn systems when it is expected to rain later in the day in order to prevent over-watering of your lawn, garden or landscape.
There is nothing more beautiful and pleasant than a lush garden or landscape where one spends time outdoors. However, it can be extremely difficult to make sure that the garden is watered as efficiently as possible. Furthermore, watering the garden can be a very exhausting, lengthy and time consuming chore. There is however, a convenient and easy solution to this problem and one can install automatic irrigation systems in their garden in order to get rid of the troubles associated with watering your garden manually.
Automatic irrigation is an irrigation system that is operated by a computerized controller and has been engineered to function automatically and with minimum manual participation. An automatic irrigation system has the ability to discharge precise and exact amounts of water to a particular area. Automatic irrigation systems are ideal for those who travel often and cannot attend to their lawn or garden on a regular basis. Automatic irrigation systems are also quite convenient and highly practical for individuals who have farms and large landscaped areas.
Once an automatic irrigation system has been set up, it can be programmed to water at specific times. Automatic irrigation systems therefore conserve water as opposed to watering a garden with the help of a hose which often leads to water wastage.
The automatic irrigation system includes the following components: piping, sprinkler heads, dripper heads and other parts that are associated with a standard irrigation system along with automated components such as control pads, sensors, programmable timers, solenoids and so on. The sensors act as soil moisture sensors, so that when the soil becomes dry to a certain level, that is when the irrigation system operates and provides the soil with water, The sensors also act as rain sensors and do not turn on when it is raining. The programmable timers are used to distribute water for a certain time period before turning off again which enables you to alter the water distribution according to your needs.
Automatic irrigation systems have a number of advantages. First of all, it is a very convenient watering system and is also quite simple and easy to install and configure. Automatic irrigation systems do all the work for you and all you need to do is enjoy your lush, healthy garden or lawn. Automatic irrigation is very good for your plants also as it provides them with the exact amount water that they require and also provide water where it is most beneficial to the plants. Automatic irrigation systems are extremely water efficient in view of the fact that it only distributes water when it is required so that there is very little water wastage.