When you’ve spent your time, hard-earned cash, and significant effort making your lawn a lush, green oasis, you want to keep your new sod as healthy and well-cared for as possible. The fundamentals of keeping your lawn looking great are sunlight, water, and nutrients/feed.
Watering Your Lawn By Hand Can Be Difficult
Since watering your lawn is required up to twice weekly during the hottest months of the year, it’s one of the most labor-intensive parts of lawn maintenance. It’s difficult to apply water evenly by hand with a hose, so we always recommend using a professionally installed sprinkler (irrigation) system instead.
An expertly calibrated and adjusted irrigation system is essential to apply a uniform ¾” of water to your entire lawn without overwatering or missing areas. There are many different types of irrigation systems you can choose from, from above-ground traditional sprinklers to an under-ground seepage system.
Routine Maintenance Keeps Your Irrigation System at Peak Performance
Depending on the size of your lawn, professional sprinkler installation can be expensive. No matter what type of irrigation system you choose, you’ll want to do what you can to keep it fully functional. Regular routine maintenance is the best way to keep your irrigation system at peak performance.
Routine irrigation system maintenance, which includes an annual inspection, cleaning, and replacement of any faulty parts, is essential if you want a green, thriving lawn all year. In fact, some irrigation system manufacturers require a yearly tune-up to keep the system’s warranty valid.
Tampa Bay’s Premier Sod Dealer
Keeping your sprinkler system in good shape is the best way to ensure your freshly laid sod is getting the water it needs to take root and flourish. If you live in Hillsborough or surrounding counties, Council Growers Sod has the highest-quality, locally-grown sod to turn any property into a luxurious oasis. Call us at (813) 633-8665 or contact us online to get expert help choosing the best sod variety for your project today!