TURF NEEDS 1-1.5 INCHES OF RAIN/WATER A WEEK TO STAY STRONG AND ALIVE! 

Just like you - turf, trees, and shrubs need water to survive. Without water your grass will be prone to heat stress, weeds, quackgrass, coarse fescue, and ultimately curl up and die. A professionally installed sprinkler system is the best way to achieve optimal results.

 

IF A SPRINKLER SYSTEM IS NOT AN AFFORDABLE OPTION

With a little bit of planning you can set up sprinklers with timers to achieve really good results. It may not be as thorough as a professional installation but, with a little time and effort, it can work great.

PLANNING & POINTERS - SET IT AND FORGET IT

  • Space sprinklers so there is at least a 50% overlap. (Professionals allow 100%.)

  • Set timers to run between 5am - 9am. (Watering later will promote fungus.) 

  • Water each zone 20-30 minutes - 3 x's a week.

  • You want water deep enough so the roots grow down into the soil.

  • When mowing simply move the sprinkler heads to a "safe" spot.

  • Before winter, remember to remove everything including the timers.

DIY SPRINKLER SETUP

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ORBIT 4-OUTLET WATERING TIMER

HOME DEPOT:  Model #56545 / Click Here

 

 

 

 

HUNTER BTT 2-ZONE TAP TIMER

AMAZON:  Program 4 Individual Start Times - W/ Bluetooth Program / Click Here

 

 

 

ORBIT ZINC IMPACT SPRINKLER ON SPIKE

HOME DEPOT:  Model #27910 / Click Here

MELNOR HYDROLOGIC MULTI-ZONE OR 2-ZONE TIMER

HOME DEPOT:  

4-Zone Model #93280 / Click Here  

2-Zone Model #76100-HD / Click Here

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