11 Nov Saving Water In Your Lawn This Summer
During summers, it’s easy to get carried away with watering your lawn turf. After all, you don’t want your lawn to dry out and wither beneath the harsh heat of the sun. However, water supply is limitless, meaning you have to take steps to conserve it.
Saving water in your lawn is important for two main reasons. Firstly, it can save you money, as consuming less water means you pay less too. Secondly, it helps save the environment as the water you use is maximised and there’s no unnecessary waste.
Here are a few ways in which you can conserve water in your lawn this summer.
Take care of your soil.
The soil is as important to your grass as water is. Improving your soil structure can help it retain water better, preventing moisture from escaping or evaporating in the heat and thus keeping the grass hydrated.
Keep your lawn turf at the upper recommended limit, depending on the grass type. The shade from the grass blades helps trap moisture, allowing the water to sink deep into the root system.
Install low-volume sprinkler heads.
With low-volume sprinkler heads, the water output is more controlled and less likely to drown the roots. It’s paced well and allows the grass to soak in more moisture. There’s also less chances of creating run-offs.
Water at the right time.
Your grass will tell you if it needs watering, so you just have to watch it carefully. Obsessively watering your lawn can create more problems instead of solving them. Just watch out for signs of stress in the grass, such as dry or yellowing patches. Check if the soil is damp; if it is, it means the lawn is hydrated. If it is not, it’s time to water. To optimise your watering, do it during afternoons or evenings, when the cooler temperature reduces evaporation and allows the water to sink deeper into the roots.
Free from chemicals and salts typically found in city-water sources, rainwater can be healthy for your plants and grass. Not only is it free but it is also very easy to collect. You just need a rain barrel to collect the water that you can then use at will.
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