How Long to Run the Sprinklers

If you have an irrigation system, it’s important for you to have it set properly so that you water your your grass just as much as it needs and not more. A good lawn needs about an inch of water a week to stay healthy but a lot of people don’t know what that translates to in terms of time on their timer.

So it is recommended to just set out anything, a rain gauge, a plastic bucket out on the lawn, and turn on your sprinkler system and run it for exactly fifteen minutes. And then measure how much water accumulates in this and divide it by four and that’s how much output your sprinkler heads give per hour.

You don’t want to give it a full inch of water in one watering but to divide that amount into three different days during the week, and preferably in the early morning so that it has time to in the soil before the soil gets too hot.

Also, when you go to the flower beds, they don’t need as much water usually, so keep in mind that you’ll want to put different times in different stations to keep your lawn healthy, and that will really conserve your resources.

This is a quick an easy way to make sure your grass stays healthy. This also may vary based on the type of grass you have, and the seasons. Not all states are created equal when it comes to sod and climate. Be sure you know exactly whats recommended for your grass type.

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