Care for the lawn has some features and nuances. Its ideal appearance is achieved not only by timely trim but also by proper care, the basis of which is watering the lawn.
Let’s first determine the most favorable time for irrigation. It is definitely not recommended to water the lawn on a hot noon because there is a big difference between the temperature of the water, air and the top layer of the soil, which will lead to a strong evaporation of moisture and intense exposure to the grass of the sun’s rays.
When watering in the evening, excessive moisture will not evaporate and will remain on the surface of the soil, which can lead to the formation of fungi. The most optimal is the morning time to 10 hours. The necessary water will have time to soak up, and if any surpluses remain on the surface, the day’s sun will gradually dry them.
There are three ways to irrigate a lawn – sprinkling, drip irrigation and subsoil irrigation. Sprinkling is called spraying water from above. To do this, you can use the rubber hose in manual mode, slightly flattening its edges and thus obtaining a spray effect. But, of course, it is more economical and efficient to install an automatic irrigation system on the remote control.
Very effective results in lawn care give automatic drip irrigation. Such a system is practically hidden from the eyes and moisturizes the root zone of plants well. Humidification should occur not only in the upper layers. For the normal state of the lawn, the soil should, on average, be moistened up to 4 inches deep.
Intrasolar irrigation systems are built using special porous capillary pipes or a hose and, as a rule, their scheme is planned and installed at the design stage of the garden plot.
An important role is played by the temperature of the water used for watering the lawn. So too cold water with a temperature below 10 degrees is a shock to the root system of plants. Therefore, it is strictly recommended not to use water from wells or wells directly for irrigation. If there are no other sources, then it will be necessary to take away the site for the reservoir intended for settling the water, so that it takes a temperature close to the temperature of the soil and air.
If you installed a modern automatic irrigation system on your site, then you have significantly fewer concerns about monitoring the water temperature for irrigation. You can even use water from wells and wells without pre-settling. This is possible due to the fact that in this irrigation system a pressure of the order of 37 to 51 psi is created and the water is emitted in the form of a water dust at a tremendous speed. As a result, it enters the plants already in a heated state with a temperature characteristic of natural rainfall.
The Amount of Water
The amount of water necessary to maintain the ideal state of the lawn is determined by the composition of the soil, climatic conditions and season. But in most cases, the need for irrigation on average is 3-4 times a week. Watering the lawn is recommended to produce with small time intervals, sufficient to absorb moisture into the soil. When using automatic irrigation systems, this mode can be programmed.
The automatic irrigation system will not only allow you to create the most favorable conditions for the growth of the lawn but also save water and resources and your time and effort. You do not have to stretch the hoses on the site, modern systems are compact and aesthetic. Buying an automatic system of any complexity.
Stop the choice of a company that, in addition to instructions on paper, will be able to provide you with consulting services for a specialist in the installation, setup, and operation of this system.