How to Get the Most Out of Your Sprinkler System

There’s a reason why sprinklers are one of the most popular lawn maintenance items out there. Not only do they provide the irrigation that your lawn needs to flourish, but they also help cut down on water bills, and increase overall efficiency, saving you time and money.

Sprinklers remain a favorable choice for homeowners and landscapers, but there are ways you can take advantage of your sprinkler system, enhancing it even further.

If you’re looking for the best results for your lawn, consider these tips and you’ll be on your way to backyard supremacy before you know it.

  • Operate Your Sprinkler in the Early Morning

If you don’t consider yourself a morning person – you may not be fond of this particular tip. However, running your sprinkler system in the early morning helps grass retain more moisture, given that the sun (and evaporation) is yet to come out.

This is why it is wise to beat the sun rays to the punch and ensure that your lawn gets as much moisture as it can.

While running your sprinkler at dawn is beneficial, just be sure to not use it at night, as too much moisture can give way to fungal diseases, such as brown patch fungus, which deteriorates your lawn over time.

  • Use Your Sprinkler Sparingly and Patiently

Though it may sound counterintuitive, you actually want your lawn to dry out a bit before using your sprinkler. Why?

When your grass undergoes a bit of drought stress, the roots are prompted to grow downward and look for moisture. This promotes the growth of deeper, more complete grass in your lawn, which is never a bad thing.

  • Perform Maintenance on Your Sprinkler System

How should you expect to see any benefits to your lawn if your sprinkler is faulty or ineffective? Check out your sprinkler system on a regular basis, and monitor it for leakage or clogging. If problems are detected – and solved – you are one step closer to a spectacular lawn!

  • Coverage, Coverage, Coverage

Much like the previous tip – the improvement of your lawn depends heavily on this factor. By creating a bit of overlap between your sprinkler heads, you can evade dry spots, and affirm that your grass is getting watered!

If your home is in need of landscaping services – reach out to our team of professionals here at Buddy’s Services LLC. Call us today at (843) 593-6715, or visit us. Check out the gallery of our past work here.