Thursday, 30 June 2011 17:53
Watering Tips for Your Ottawa Lawn
Proper watering is an essential part of your lawn care maintenance routine. Whether you own a small commercial lot or a rolling residential estate, a well-rounded irrigation schedule will help improve your lawn's health, appearance, and resistance to disease. Let the residential and commercial sprinkler system installers from Nutri-Lawn show you how to properly use your inground irrigation system in order to ensure that your Ottawa lawn flourishes this summer.
Tip #1 – Water As Needed
Remember what your mother told you – everything in moderation. The same can be said for your Ottawa irrigation schedule. Too much water can lead to a variety of lawn diseases. How can you tell if your lawn is being over-saturated by your commercial or residential sprinkler system? Symptoms include the yellowing of grass shoots, the pooling of water, and root rot. While it may seem counterintuitive, grass can also wilt if it is exposed to too much continual moisture.
Tip #2 – Water Distribution
A properly installed commercial sprinkler system will automatically water your lawn to the point of saturation. This is important because shallow watering is a potential threat to your grass. The automatic sprinkler systems that Nutri-Lawn offers are equipped with special sensors and tools that are capable of prescribing exactly how much water your lawn will need in order to achieve optimum health and promote deep root growth. In order to better manage the water distribution of your residential or commercial sprinkler system, it's recommended that you schedule your system to come on during the morning hours, preferably at dawn. Watering in the afternoon will often result in the evaporation of water, leaving your lawn high and dry. Watering in the evening will leave your grass moist overnight, which could cause the spread of disease and fungus.
Tip #3 – Water Management
As mentioned in tip #1, overwatering can have devastating effects on an Ottawa lawn. If you're worried that your automatic sprinkler system is set to disperse too much water on your property, try this simple test. Place an empty tuna can on your lawn the next time you activate your sprinklers. Let the sprinklers run through their cycle, monitoring the water level in the tuna can. When your sprinklers turn off, there should be about an inch of water in the can (provided your commercial sprinkler system doesn't have a weather smart feature). If you find that your older sprinkler system is constantly mismanaging your irrigation, it may be time to upgrade to a new weather smart model from Nutri-Lawn. Many of the sprinkler systems that Nutri-Lawn offers are designed to distribute unique water doses depending on realtime weather data. These systems provide the highest level of water management, ensuring proper saturation and exceptional conservation.
Tip #4 – Get in the Zone
If you are like most Ottawa home or business owners, chances are your landscaping involves a little more than just grass. It's important to note that lawns have different watering requirements than trees and shrubs – is your automatic sprinkler system designed to provide the proper irrigation for all of your property's unique areas? A well-engineered commercial or residential sprinkler system will be zoned in order to accommodate the specific needs of your Ottawa property.
When it comes to dependable, affordable irrigation options, look no further than Ottawa's leading lawn care experts. Contact the residential and commercial sprinkler system experts at Nutri-Lawn today for more information on proper Ottawa irrigation requirements.