Irrigation is one of the most important cultural practices for the landscape. Since water is a limited resource and is vital to the health of your landscape, it is very important that watering be done correctly.
How to Water Properly
There are some critical components to understanding how to irrigate correctly:
How to Frequently Water – Irrigation systems should be reset seasonally. During the wintertime, you should water no more than twice a week. It is recommended to install a moisture/rain sensor so that you are not over-watering your plants.
How Much You Should Be Watering – You should be watering about 10-15 minutes per zone.
What Time of the Day to Water – The best time for irrigation is the early morning hours. Watering during the day wastes water due to excessive evaporation.
Hire an irrigation specialist to have your system checked regularly and learn more about moisture monitors.
Proper Irrigation is the Key to the Success of Your Landscape!
Overwatering greatly increases disease susceptibility, fungus, and the presence of weeds.
Brown fungus patches can sometimes be confused chinch bugs. If fungus goes unnoticed it will rot the roots, creating dead patches and ultimately killing your grass. This is why identification is a crucial part of lawn care. Identifying weeds is the biggest indicator of an overwatered lawn.
Fungicide will help prevent fungus from spreading and allow you to control further lawn disease.
With our total plant health care program, we monitor your property monthly, as well as diagnose and treat your lawn, shrubs, and trees. Going into the winter months in South Florida, our sun is less intense for less hours of the day, therefore your watering schedule should reflect the change in season.
You can learn more about proper irrigation here.