Did you recently buy a home, or did you recently have new sod installed? If so, you may be working on implementing your lawn’s irrigation system. Current homeowners may also need to think about improving or upgrading their system. Whether your goal is a beautiful lawn, water conservation, or both, you’ll be able to make progress with these steps.
Assess your landscape.
You can visually assess your landscape yourself, or you can hire a professional to do this for you. Before you can design an effective irrigation system, you first have to understand what areas of your lawn actually need watering. The grade or slope of your yard could have a lot to do with this. Your lawn’s features may also allow you to use fewer sprinklers if water from rains can be redirected to drier areas.
Assess your irrigation system.
If you are looking to improve an existing irrigation system, you need to start with an assessment of your current operations. Is your lawn getting enough water? Are there some areas getting more water than others? Are some areas oversaturated? Is sprinkler placement optimal?
Whether you are getting a new system or improving an old system, you should really consider the available options for irrigation systems. It is a good idea to have a system that can easily be adjusted for weather, rainfall, and other factors. Some of the newer systems are smart systems that can determine this for you.
In fact, you can get irrigation systems with soil moisture sensors or rain sensors that tell the system to turn on or off, or to adjust the amount of water dispensed by the sprinklers. Some of these can even connect to your smartphone so that you can make your own adjustments easily from anywhere.
Check with a specialist.
If you aren’t sure what kind of grass you have in your lawn, or if you don’t have the means to assess your lawn and irrigation on your own, you should check with a specialist to learn the proper maintenance for your lawn. If you just had new sod installed, feel free to contact us with any of your maintenance or watering questions.