Summer is the season your soil loses the most water, and why we recommend watering roughly an hour per week per zone in full sun.
We recommend that you water in ten-minute bursts two days per week at 2 a.m, 4 a.m., and 6 a.m. during the summer.
The reason we recommend watering at these times is that it is cooler, which means less evaporation. There is also less wind that can blow the water onto your driveway, sidewalk, patio or street. Also, keep in mind that many of the newer sprinkler controllers have a seasonal adjustment which is easy to use with our watering guidelines. Finally, if your lawn has a lot of shade, you can cut your watering to about a fourth of what we recommend and be fine.
Important Note for Rotary Head Sprinklers and Drip Systems:
If you have rotary head sprinklers (they slowly turn and send out long streams of water), we recommend running twice as long as you would regular sprinklers since it takes them longer to put out the same amount of water. Drip Zones (drip systems work by maintaining a level of moisture in the soil.) We recommend that they run daily or close to it (roughly 10 minutes per day in the summer.) Since various drip lines water slightly differently, it is important to pay attention to your beds to make sure they get the appropriate amount of water.
You can find a how-to video on programming your controller and other helpful lawn and landscape related info in our Video Library.
If you have any questions or need additional help give us a call at 972-495-6990.