Lawn Care 101 with your Phoenix AZ Sprinkler Repair Team

  • Is There a "Right" Way to Water Your Lawn?

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This is a question we get a lot. The truth is, the right way to water your lawn depends on what kind of lawn you have. Celebration Bermudagrass, Fescue, Palmeto, and Midiron all grow best with different watering schedules and water quantities, which is why it's best to depend on an automatic sprinkler system. An automatic, professionally-installed sprinkler system will also ensure that your lawn grows evenly, ensuring that your lawn looks consistent. It also doesn't cost much more to install than a manually-operated sprinkler system, which is why we strongly recommend you ensure a consistent, hassle-free watering schedule by choosing an automatic system.

  • How Does My Sprinkler Know When to Turn On?

Highly Recommended Sprinkler TimerYour system turns on when you tell it to. The sprinkler system comes with a controller module that can be programmed to run the sprinkler at scheduled times during the week. You determine the length of the watering as well as the time of day (we suggest 10 minute increments at 5 am, 5:30 am and 6 am every three days). Of course, one of our sprinkler repair contractors in Phoenix AZ will be happy to set the schedule for you.

  • How Often Should I Water My Lawn?

In Tempe, where the average rainfall fluctuates between 0.3 and 1.1 inches per month, you need to water your lawn about once every three days. Bermuda grass needs around two inches of water a week to maintain a plush green. Although you may think you should water more, this can lead to fungal disease. Watering the grass every three days will cause it to develop deeper and stronger root systems as they search deeper for water. This will make the grass more resilient.

  • What Time Of Day Is Best To Water Your Lawn?

Dramatic Morning Sky in Phoenix, ArizonaAs mentioned before, the best time to water your lawn is between 4 am and 6 am. The sun hasn't been up for long so there hasn't been time to raise the ground temperature. Watering at these times prevents contact evaporation, so the water will be able to leach down into the soil where the plants take it in at the roots. There is also much less wind in the early morning hours so sprinkler watering patterns won't be distorted.

For more information about the best watering practices, or to request irrigation repair in Phoenix, call today. The number is 602-639-4823.

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