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Some Facts About Your Lawn Sprinkler

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Due to concerns about climate change and periodic droughts affecting different parts of the world, water conservation has become a high priority for many people. One area to consider is the use of the lawn sprinkler. Upgrading your sprinklers may conserve water and reduce water bills as well. There are new types of irrigation, trickle or drip, to consider. Also, there are other handy tips to reduce water waste in your garden to consider.

One of the most popular ways to water the lawn can be the most wasteful. This refers to the sprinkler attached to the end of the garden hose. If you are using this method, check that only areas that need water are being soaked. Don’t allow water to be wasted on driveways or sidewalks. This applies to in ground systems as well. Inspect them regularly to make sure they are still aligned correctly.

It may be a misconception of some homeowners that the grass must be watered every day. Some grass does better by developing a deeper root structure by getting water once the lawn begins showing signs of distress. The signs to look for are wilt or discoloration of the blades. Then, apply a deep soaking of at least an inch. Over watering may deplete the soil of needed nutrients.

If you are considering installing a new watering system, you may consider conserving water with either a drip or trickle irrigation system. The drip system reduces the pressure going through the system by half. The slower delivery might allow more thorough absorption by the plants and grasses of your garden or lawn. Some local authorities are offering financial incentives for people to upgrade their irrigation systems. There may also be suggestions on how to replace grass with more water friendly options. You can check their website or call for more information.

The other type of irrigation system that conserves water compared to traditional methods is called trickle irrigation. The water is delivered to specific areas instead of distributed evenly over a large patch of ground. Whatever alternative works best for your landscaping needs, having routine maintenance performed regularly can help reduce water bills since less water is needed to get the job done.

Besides watering, you can add mulch or choose to plant evergreens or succulents. Making sure that water is delivered as large droplets instead of a fine spray helps avoid evaporation. It might be a good idea to water in the evenings or in the morning for the same reason.

So, water conservation is a high priority when considering the best way to use lawn sprinklers. There are many great tips available at your local plant nursery or by going online. You can ask questions of a professional to find the best irrigation system for your lawn or garden.

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