Lawn mowing and irrigation involve considering important factors such as maintenance schedule, climate, temperature, grass types, soil type, irrigation equipment, temperature, wind, and humidity. While there are guidelines when it comes to lawn mowing and irrigation, the best understanding still comes through learning and experience. Many people have a lot of questions about lawn mowing and irrigation, but all questions can be answered once there is a full understanding of the lawn needs, how the irrigation system works, the weather or climatic conditions in the area, and the lawn response to weather, water, fertilizer, and drainage.
One of the most common questions is, “How often do we need to water the lawn?”. This question is pretty easy to answer, you need to water your lawn when it needs it. If ever your grass does not bounce back, the soil starts to dry out, the grass appears blue-green, or footprints show, your lawn requires watering. The fact is grasses don’t really need daily watering. It is not good to just turn on the sprinkler system to water the lawn, you have to give it a thorough soaking. It is important to do a visual inspection to check if the soil is dry and if the grass is wilting, most especially in hot and dry weather. When your grass looks tired or gets limp, water it or flip on the irrigation system. Conduct a “soil moisture test”. This is done by pushing a bladed tool or knife five to six inches, and it’s time to water your lawn if it comes out shiny and dry. It is important to water your lawn thoroughly until the soil is soaked 4 to 6 inches deep into the ground.
By providing sprinklers, the root system only develops near the surface. Push the roots deeper and develop stronger roots by deep and thorough watering. A deeper root system enables your grass to absorb more nutrients and water. Avoid flooding your lawn. Don’t apply water too fast so it will not run off the grass. Just water your lawn as fast as it can absorb. The length of time a lawn needs to be watered depends on the soil conditions, water, grass type, and the weather. A rooting system that runs deep, about 6 inches or more has a better and stronger foundation.
If you need help and assistance with your lawn mowing and irrigation system, you can always find a service provider in Chappaqua. Feel free to visit our homepage or website now. It is our dedication and commitment to provide the best lawn mowing and irrigation services to our clients.