3 Sprinkler Suggestions For Your Lawn
July 8, 2024

3 Sprinkler Suggestions For Your Lawn

As homeowners, we know we need to water our lawns. That doesn't mean we always remember or know how much! That's why sprinkler systems are highly recommended for proper lawn care in Oklahoma. That way, you don't have to worry about when to turn it off or on!

Remember that each lawn requires a different amount of water. A common mistake is sticking to the same watering schedule year after year. The watering times vary depending on the type of sprinkler heads used. The suggested spray times and frequency may need to be adjusted based on your lawn's specific needs. Make sure to adjust these settings for sloped lawns, different soil types, changes in rainfall, temperature, or signs of drought. If adjustments are needed, make changes to the spray time before increasing or decreasing the watering frequency.

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So what sprinkler should you install in your yard? Here are three suggestions from the lawn care professionals at Nutri-Green!

“Spray-type” Heads

  • This type does NOT rotate or oscillate.
  • Start time: Set for a very early morning. Allow enough time for all zones to be complete before sun up.
  • Spray time: 20-30 minutes for each lawn zone.
  • Days of week: 3-4

“Rotor-type” Heads

  • This type does rotate, and/or oscillate.
  • Start time: Same as “spray-type” heads
  • Spray time: 25-35 min. each Lawn Zone
  • Days of week: 3-4

“Hose-Fed” Sprinklers

  • This type is stationary and must be manually moved.
  • Start time: Better to water late evening than early morning to reduce evaporation throughout the day.
  • Spray time: 25-35 min. each area
  • Days of week: 3-4

“Head-to-Head Coverage” for best results

As the name says, Head-to-Head coverage means sprinkler heads are spaced to throw water far enough to overlap or at least hit the next head slightly. This will ensure uniform and 100% water coverage. Without uniform water coverage, signs of over or under-watering may appear. The goal of a sprinkler system is to have lush green grass and healthy plants; head-to-head coverage will help you attain that goal.

Don't forget maintenance! 

The most effective way to conserve water, reduce your water bill, and safeguard your lawn and landscape investment is by ensuring that your sprinkler system is operating properly. Professional irrigation companies typically provide various maintenance packages tailored to your specific requirements. If you're comparing services, we recommend at least two inspections per year: one for spring start-up and another for fall winterizing. While a third inspection in the summer isn't essential, it could be beneficial.

Are you concerned that your lawn might be receiving too much or too little water?

Even with a sprinkler system, it's possible either situation could happen—especially if the sprinkler is faulty. Contact the lawn care professionals at Nutri-Green! We would love to help you and bring your lawn back to health!

We have 20+ years of experience providing lawn care, so you can rest assured that your lawn will be green and lush again in no time!

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