While we are blessed with a milder climate here in Perth, it is still necessary throughout the year to keep our lawns healthy. If your grass is developing brown spots and yet your water bill is out of control, it’s time for a change. Every lawn needs efficient watering with the best possible coverage for the best results. In this article, we will take a closer look at lawn irrigation.
Getting the Right Irrigation System
The very best irrigation systems have features to help you plan your watering schedule for maximum effectiveness. The system should save you money on your water bill by making the best use of the available water. Every irrigation system is made up of components that need to be maintained from time to time. The best systems are easy to maintain, with readily available parts and easy to access sprinkler heads. When you invest in a lawn irrigation system, it makes good sense to protect that investment by hiring a Perth based irrigation expert to maintain the equipment. This will ensure that the irrigation system works well, that downtime is minimised and it could even extend the useful life of the system.
Establishing an Effective Watering Schedule
Whether you’re still watering by hand or using a modern automatic irrigation system, you will need an effective water schedule for success. Here in Perth, we can give our plants 10 mm of water twice weekly or three times a week if you use a water bore. There are three essential tips that you need to follow to establish a workable and effective watering schedule.
Don’t water at night: It may seem like a good idea, but watering at night is an easy way to overwater your garden. The lawn and plants need sunlight and evaporation to keep up with the water being delivered.
Only water two or three times per week: This is the normal state of affairs here during the hotter parts of the year. Remember, you can always adjust the amount of water that you’re doing each month to avoid overwatering and to save on your water bills.
Water in the early morning or evening hours: Here in Perth it’s a good idea to water your garden before 9 am or after 6 pm. At these times the temperature is lower, but there is still enough sunshine to evaporate any water that isn’t needed by your lawn and plants.
Seasonal Watering Adjustments
We touched on this earlier, but this is important, you need to check your irrigation system and adjust the watering as needed. During the winter months, you will not need to water as much to keep your garden happy. Sadly, many people forget to adjust their watering schedule, their plants are overwatered, and they have higher water bills for no good reason. If you’re not sure how to adjust your irrigation system, get a local professional to adjust it for you. One company we could recommend is Luke’s Landscaping, specialising in landscaping and irrigation since 2008. Since they are based in Perth, it would definitely be a company to take a look at.
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