Efficient Approaches to Watering a Lawn With a Sprinkler

As water becomes more of a valued commodity, especially in certain parts of the United States, installing a peerless sprinkler system is a great way to save money while at the same time ensuring that crops, lawns, and vegetation are getting the proper nutrients. During the recent water shortages in Texas, California, and Iowa, sprinkler systems with timers proved to be an invaluable innovation. Homeowners with these types of systems were able to water their lawns and gardens in the middle of the night when the water pressure was high and the demand was low.


Given a choice, water early in the day when lawns are normally wet from dew. Avoid midday watering due to excessive evaporation and at night due to potential increased chances of some diseases gaining a foothold. The exception to this rule is with extremely hot weather, and then nighttime temperatures don't go below 68 degrees. Then it is better to water in the late afternoon or early evening, providing there are not any watering-time restrictions. Early or late in the day reduces the amount of evaporation that takes place during the very hot day, allowing more water to reach the root zone.


Avoid flooding areas, or missing other spots. On heavy clay soils and slopes, watch for excessive runoff; it may be necessary to apply the water in several applications to allow for adequate penetration.

When prospective homebuyers come to view a home, one of the first things that they notice is the front lawn. For people who are selling their homes, having a plush green lawn is an effective way to raise the resale value of a home while at the same time enticing prospective buyers to come in for a tour of the house.