I know it may seem odd to be thinking about fine tuning your sprinkler system considering the recent rains, but the single biggest mistake you can make is turning off your sprinklers. In my professional opinion your lawn and landscape will be better served by installing a rain sensor than manually controlling your system by turning it on and off. If we know anything about North Texas it is that the weather will be unpredictable.
Now is the time to update your sprinkler system to make sure you are getting adequate water coverage for your lawn and landscape in North Texas this spring.
So, how much watering is enough water in spring?
Consider this, in the spring your soil loses about 1/2 the water it loses in the summer. To help illustrate, imagine filling a gallon bucket with water and setting it out in your yard. When you check your bucket a week later, you’re going to find it still has water, but you’ve lost about 1/2 inch from evaporation. That’s what happens to your lawn and landscape during the spring and if you skip watering your plants will be more susceptible to late season freeze damage as well as not have enough water for the important spring growing season.
If you have questions or need help from one of certified sprinkler technicians, give us a call at 972-495-6990 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer affordable sprinkler system inspections and tune-ups that will guarantee appropriate and adequate water coverage for your lawn. Our certified irrigation technicians can also install water-conserving nozzles and applicators so that water usage is as efficient as possible.