Over the winter, it is likely you have become accustomed to the rain and snow watering your lawn. As the weather becomes dryer this spring, you will need to start employing proper lawn care practices in order to keep your landscape healthy. Here are a few tips courtesy of the ALCC.
- Do not water until soil starts to dry out. If you have received a lot of precipitation, delay your watering. Test to see how wet your soil is by pushing a screwdriver into the ground. If it is easy to insert, your soil is still damp enough.
- Do not overwater. It is not necessary to water every day; instead, give grass roots the chance to grow deep into the ground to seek water.
- Set your sprinkler system up according to the type of sprinkler head. Spray heads cover a single area with water and should not be left on long enough to saturate the lawn. Rotor heads distribute water across the lawn in a constant motion and require a longer running time.
- Set sprinklers for multiple, short cycles to use water more efficiently.
For both commercial and residential landscaping maintenance, as well as more advice on proper lawn care, contact us at Hermes Landscaping if you reside in the Kansas City area.