The Trouble with OverwateringThe only thing that creating pools of water in your lawn, or on your commercial property, and around your shrubs and trees will do is waste water. Most of that water never reaches the seeds of grass, nor the roots of your trees, and it becomes runoff for the streets, sidewalks, and sewage drains. Your lawn will continue to look yellowed and dead while your water bill drains your bank account. By overwatering your lawn and greenery, you wash away the topsoil that holds many of the nutrients your lawn and plants need to grow and survive. While our landscapes are designed with droughts and minimal water in mind, you still need to ensure that water and nutrients reach the roots if you want to see a healthy landscape and not a scene from a Steinbeck novel. We help you learn how to measure your sprinkler and watering output, how to tell if your lawn and plants need water (or if they can wait another day), and watering techniques to lower your bill and empower your grass to grow.
Is Your Lawn Thirsty?To measure your sprinkler output, simply get a shallow tuna can, empty it, and bury it in the ground so the open lid of the can is flush with your soil. Then run your sprinkler for 15 minutes and measure how much water accumulated in the can with a ruler. Your lawn needs 1/2” of water when its dry to hydrate and receive the nutrients needed, therefore, if your sprinkler output is 1/4” in 15 minutes, you need to run your sprinkler for 30 minutes to provide your lawn with the necessary 1/2” of water. However, every sprinkler is different and the numbers may vary. The easiest way to tell if your grass needs to be watered is to step on it. if it springs back quickly, you’re all set for the day. If it doesn’t, it’s time to turn on the sprinklers, or grab the hose. Additionally, you can tell if your lawn needs watering by pressing your finger to the soil to feel if it’s damp.
Sprinkler System Design and Installation
Every landscape is different and has various levels of watering needs. We know Southern California lawns and plants, so we understand how to design and install sprinkler systems in Santa Monica, West LA, El Segundo, and Huntington Beach to reduce water waste and deliver a lush lawn of vibrant green. Our sprinkler designs:
- Lower your monthly water bill
- Reduce stress about watering efficiency
- Deliver uniform watering
- Mitigate water runoff
- Take your landscapes topography into account
- And achieve the green lawn you envision
We take your property size, watering needs, and budget into consideration and design the ideal Los Angeles sprinkler system for your home, commercial, or residential landscape.