Adjusting a Sprinkler Timer for Different Seasons

Your lawn and your yard need water in order to survive and thrive. There are many things that need to be factored in when determining how much water to deliver to your lawn.

Different seasons call for different watering methods. This is another area in which a timer can be a huge addition to your lawn sprinkler system.

As seasons change, it's important that watering schedules change with them. You can change your lawn sprinkler timer to make sure your lawn received the right amount of water during the optimal time of day, based on the season.

It's generally a good idea to water lawn during the early AM hours, especially in the summer. The best time to water is between 4AM and 10AM. The air tends to be cooler during this time of day and winds are often calmer. There is also far less chance the water will evaporate before has time to penetrate the soil and reach the roots. There is a much greater chance of evaporation when the sun is out on a hot, dry summer day. Watering during the morning hours also allows the water to eventually reach the roots as the day progresses. This is also the problem with watering in the evening. With little or no sunlight, water can pool and not reach its destination. This can eventually lead to lawn fungus.

A timer on the lawn sprinkler system can deliver the water to your lawn in the summer without you have to set your alarm clock for 4:30AM.