Why You Can’t Just Set It and Forget It

When you first get fresh sod installed, you excitedly set up your irrigation system with all of the recommended settings. At first, you did all of the important testing and measuring to make sure you were giving your lawn just the right amount of water. But if you’re like most homeowners, at some point you decided the settings were right and you could just let it do its thing. 

Unfortunately, you really can’t just forget about your sprinklers. There are a lot of things that can go wrong that could ruin your lawn if you aren’t actively monitoring it.

Sensors can fail.

The rain sensors and other such parts of your sprinkler system are designed to withstand the elements, but they can still become worn or damaged. If you don’t monitor your system you could get inappropriate amounts of water applied to your sod due to incorrect sensor data.

Weather patterns and conditions can change.

If your system doesn’t have rain sensors, you really have to be careful about monitoring and adjusting the system frequently. Even with sensors, you should adjust your system with each season to account for the amount and frequency of water your particular sod needs to remain healthy and green.

By the time you notice a difference in the appearance of your lawn it may already be too late!

If you just honestly got busy and forgot about adjusting your sprinklers, seeing a change in your lawn might be the reminder you need. Unfortunately, at that point it might be too late. The grass could die off quickly if it becomes oversaturated and diseased, or drought ridden.

If you aren’t sure about how you should water your new sod, contact us today for guidance.