Lawn irrigation is undeniably one of the most important parts of caring for your yard. Everyone knows they have to do it, but not everyone agrees on the right way to water their landscaping. Though it may seem impossible to mess up something as simple as watering plants, there are actually many ways to damage your plants with the wrong approach to lawn irrigation in Burlington County, NJ. Watering too much, not enough or in the wrong ways may even kill your plants.
Star Sprinkler Systems Inc. has been installing and repairing effective, efficient sprinkler systems at residential, commercial, municipal and recreational facility properties for more than 35 years. When it comes to watering, our experts know our stuff. Follow our sprinkler irrigation tips, and avoid these misleading watering myths when it comes to taking care of your yard.
Yes, all plants need water
There is a myth out there that certain kinds of plants can take care of themselves and never need to be watered. Though there are some plants that need far less water to survive than most, there is no plant that needs none at all. Planting drought-resistant plants in your landscaping can be a great way to reduce the amount of water you use taking care of your yard, but they will still need some water. Even cacti need water, especially when newly planted.
No, you can’t water all plants equally
Many people assume that all plants need equal amounts of water. Though it would be easier to be able to set your lawn irrigation system to water all plants the same, that will not do your yard any favors. If you give a plant more water than it needs, it can be just as bad as not watering it enough, while too much water can drown a plant’s roots and damage it. So, it’s important to know how much water each variety of plant you have requires. A good sprinkler irrigation tip for your Burlington County, NJ property is to plant varieties that need the same amount of water near each other, so it is easier to give them the amount of water they need.
Yes, you may need to change your watering schedule
Lawn irrigation systems make watering your lawn easy because you can set a watering schedule and then not have to worry about remembering to water your lawn. It’s so nice to wake up late in the summer and already have all your watering done for you. However, you can’t simply set your lawn irrigation system for the whole year and forget it. If there are heavy rains in Burlington County, NJ, you should remember to give your lawn irrigation system a day off. In the hot days of summer, you may need to water more than in the fall or spring. Be sure to research how much water your plants should be getting and adjust your lawn irrigation system accordingly, as often as needed.
No, watering in the sun doesn’t scorch your plants
The reason this myth persists is because it’s attached to a truth. You shouldn’t schedule your lawn irrigation system to water during the heat of the day. Some think this is because the sun can scorch plants if they’re watered during a hot sunny day, with water droplets acting like magnifying glasses for the sun’s rays and burning up the leaves they rest on. This is simply not true. What is true is that water evaporates too quickly if you set your lawn irrigation system to run during a hot, sunny day. Watering your plants early in the morning and later in the evening allows the water to be properly absorbed by the plants, without losing so much to evaporation.
Trust the experts
If you need more sprinkler irrigation tips, or have any questions about installing a new sprinkler system in Burlington County, NJ, reach out to the experts at Star Sprinkler Systems Inc. today.