To get a dense, green lawn, the grass plants need enough water. If it does not rain, the lawn sprinkler must be started on time. But how long does it have to run so that the lawn is sufficiently watered?
Do not water the lawn too much or too little.
To properly water the lawn requires a bit of tact. If the grass plants do not get enough water, the grass turns brown and dries up. Too much wetness also harms. The lawn begins to rot, and moss formation and the growth of mushrooms are favored.
When you start the lawn sprinkler, you should know how long it has to run, so that the lawn is sufficiently but not too slowly poured.
The water should have moistened the floor at least 15 inches deep after a few hours.
A small trick to measure the required runtime of the sprinkler
Turn on the lawn sprinkler for a quarter of an hour as a test. After a few hours, you measure how deep the water has penetrated.
You can figure this out by pricking the spade out of the lawn and measuring it.
For example, if the water is eight inches deep, you’ll need to run the lawn sprinkler for about half an hour and then turn it off.
Saving water through proper adjustment of the lawn sprinkler
- Just pour if necessary.
- At night, morning or evening rush blow
- Set running time and water quantities
Whether the lawn needs to be blown, you can tell by the slightly bluish discoloration of the grass. Also, kicks can be seen longer on a dry lawn.
Do not blow up the lawn during the day. Sun and wind evaporate too much water and increase water consumption. Especially in the early morning hours, it is very windless.
Do not switch on the sprinkler daily, but only if necessary. Make sure the irrigation water penetrates deep enough into the ground. Then you only need to water every fourth day or once a week, depending on the soil conditions.
Tips & Tricks
Set your lawn sprinkler so that it irrigates only the lawn and not the walkways or even the road. This can reduce the runtime of the sprinkler while reducing water consumption.