Lawn Watering Tips
Tune Up your Turf for summer time - Adjust irrigation timers to water for shorter more frequent intervals. This will allow water to soak into the ground rather than run off onto the gutter or roadside ditch. Watering between 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. will also minimize evaporation.
Mow your lawn taller - Keeping your lawn a little taller (about three inches high) during summer months will keep it healthier and greener because there is more surface area on the grass and the taller blades help reduce the amount of water it needs by providing more shade to the soil. This is also the best time to mulch your lawn mower clippings rather the bag them as they will provide additional shade reduce the amount of water your lawn needs.
Leaky pipe Tip:
Check for and fix leaky pipes - Leaks in your system cost you money. The common source of leaks are running valves and broken sprinkler lines and heads, but leaks can also be found on your system. Repair leaks as soon as possible and this will save you both water and money.
Lawns appreciate aeration - When plugs of turf are removed during the process, air and water can freely penetrate compacted lawns and benefit the root system. The result is healthier turf. Sloping lawns where water runoff is a problem will hold more water once aerated.