Some People Over-Watering Their Lawns During Rainy Season

Some People Over-Watering Their Lawns During Rainy Season

Sprinklers running during rain wastes water and money.

Many of us have seen it…people’s sprinklers running after heavy rain, or even during rainstorms.

Many people waste water and throw away money by running their sprinkler systems too much during the summer months. In addition to wasting water and money, over-watering can lead to the growth of fungi and weeds in lawns, among other consequences. Some people do not intentionally over-water their lawns, but do so because they lack rainswitches, or their rainswitches do not work properly. Hire licensed and experienced irrigation contractors to check your sprinkler system settings and cut down on water waste. Top sprinklers delray beach contractors across the area can install different water-saving devices to improve the efficiency of your irrigation system.

Communities and homeowners that have inefficient sprinkler systems may cost themselves significant amounts of money by watering their lawns too much and may harm their lawns in the process. Companies that provide irrigation boca raton services help customers improve the efficiency of their sprinkler systems in numerous way. These businesses can install rainswitches, which keep sprinkler systems from running if the rainswitch registers a given threshold of rain. For example, a rainswitch set to ½” of rainfall will keep the sprinkler system from running if a ½” of rain or more has fallen. In order to work properly, people must install their rainswitches in areas that have access to rainfall. They should not reside under trees or the eaves of houses. Other water-saving products include sprinkler heads with built-in check valves, drip irrigation, in-ground moisture sensors and “smart”controllers. These firms can also adjust sprinkler heads to reduce over-spray on to roads, sidewalks, driveways and other hardscapes.

Along with wasting money and water, watering one’s lawn and landscaping excessively can have unintended effects like excess weeds, pests and fungi. In some areas, thatch may grow over the soil, preventing grass from growing.

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