Daybreak or just before dawn is the ideal time to water your lawn.Evaporation is at a minimum, and the rising sun will quickly dry the grassreducing the likelihood of disease. Unfortunately, many of us have a day job to go to, and find it difficult at best, to go out in morning before work to get the hoses and sprinklers working.
Daytime- Daytime is also a good time to water your lawn. You can pour on generous amounts and allow it to soak in. The blades of grass dry quickly minimizing the risk of plant disease. The major disadvantage is it takes more water. Evaporation steals a portion of the water you apply, before it can soak in and reach the grass roots.
Nighttime- A lot of us choose nighttime and the hours just before dark for two reasons. First, is the simple fact that we are home. After dinner is the time many of us devote to caring for our lawns and yards. We also know that the water we apply will not be robbed by the sun through evaporation. The major disadvantage is plant disease thrives in wet, humid conditions. The water sits on the blades of grass all night, improving the breeding ground for disease.
Of course you can install an automatic sprinkler system. Then set your timers to water early in the morning without ever getting out of bed. The newest feature on the market is the new PC Control system. Control your automatic sprinklersystem from your PC. For more information on this new device click here.Jenco Irrigation has a coupon for the PC Control System.
The newest concept in irrigation control lets you manage your irrigation system from your computer! With PC Control from Irritrol, a beautiful landscape is only a click away. The first of its kind, Irritrol’s computer-controlled residential controller increases the professional installer’s productivity while providing the highest level of end-user convenience.
PC Control combines the user-friendly power of a personal computer with highly intuitive software to provide simple, at-a-glance scheduling of irrigation and landscape lighting.
Homeowners will save money with water conservation. Scheduling Advisor™ saves water by adjusting zones according to online weather forecasts. Scheduling simplicity makes it easy to customize a schedule to comply with local watering restrictions. Rain Sensor compatibility means system can shut off automatically when it rains.
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Q: How much time do I run my sprinklers to water my lawn effectively?
A: Chances are your professional contractor programmed the controller when they were finished installing the system. They probably also gave you a schedule (or schedules) you could enter into the controller during different seasons of the year. If not, you should contact an irrigation professional in your area who can give you guidance as to the number of minutes each zone should water, and on how many days of the week.
Each climate has different requirements; each plant material will have varying needs, as well. In addition, be sure to account for the fact that different types of sprinklers apply water at varying rates. Please click on the link for more information on how to determine correct watering times: www.wateright.org