During the summer we all fear what our water bill is going to look like from watering our lawns and gardens, but simple tools and tricks will help reduce the amount of water we consume. Reducing the amount of water, we use helps prevent droughts and lessens any impact it may have on the environment. We mow our lawn ideally twice a week, but changing the direction you mow each time will allow the roots of your grass to absorb water in all directions. Mowing in one direction every time will expose one side of the root system to the sun more than the other drying it out. Keeping your soil full of nutrients from fertilizing is key to a healthy lawn, but in hotter season you should reduce the amount of fertilization you do.
Over fertilizing in hot weather will dry out your lawn and unbalance PH levels. I fertilize once a month in the summer and it has been working for me for years. When you do fertilize hold off for a few days before watering this will allow the thirsty roots to absorb more water in less amount of time. Also, if you think you are going to get heavy rain fall then wait to fertilize. The grass will have an abundance of water in the soil to use when utilizing the fertilizer, you laid down for them. When it comes to watering your grass, you should water on a consistent schedule this will ensure that the grass has a stead source of water and will not need excessive watering if it becomes too dry. The optimal time to consistently water your lawn is in the early morning, this is when the morning dew softens the soil letting the grass store water during the hot afternoons.
Not watering after several dry days will benefit the grass by allowing the roots to grow in search of a water source. If you are like me and don’t want to water your grass with the hose, there are a lot of great sprinklers on the market that get the job done efficiently. Utilizing a smart sprinkler give you the ability to set times for the unit to turn on and off on its own. This will reduce the amount of water you consume because setting a strict time will use the same amount of water every time. You also want a unit that will evenly distribute the water so that your whole lawn gets the same amount of water. The Turbo oscillating sprinkler gives you the ability to set water flow, range and width that you want for your lawn. One of the best sprinklers on the market is the Nelson raintrain. This amazing sprinkler not only has the same abilities as the Turbo, but as a smart switch and 360-degree coverage. Watering your lawn doesn’t have to burn a hole in your wallet every summer. Watering smartly will ensure less costs and less water used.
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