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
OUR FAVORITE EQUIPMENT
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
4-Zone Model #93280 / Click Here
2-Zone Model #76100-HD / Click Here
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