As Orlando, Florida residents, we all know how often the weather changes. One moment it's a nice day with clear skies and the next moment a thunderstorm rips through the suburbs. But what's the worst part of all of that? The blasphemous human being who still has their sprinklers turned on. So when and how should I water my lawn? Here are just a couple tips that could save you money and give you a lawn worth talking about.
In Orlando, a lawn only needs to be watered about a half an inch to three quarters of an inch the thunderstorms will take care of the rest, trust me. Overwatering leads to major problems for your lawn and can have a bigger impact on the environment than one would think. Some major problems associated with overwatering are increased risk of weed growth, fungus growth, drowning of grass and plants and even disease. But on a much larger scale, overwatering leads to runoff of fertilizers and pesticides.
Another thing to note is the time of day that you need to water. So if it isn't raining in Orlando, the blistering heat will have a major impact on a watering schedule. It's literally too hot to water a lawn in Florida during the day time, most of the water will evaporate by the time it hits the ground. So what time is the safest time? Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. will be the death of any lawn but before 10 a.m. and between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. will be the safest bet. Watering before 10 a.m. beats the heat and will provide your lawn with just enough water before the heat strikes and will give it the rest of the day to dry. Or, if waking up early is a hassle, watering after 4 p.m. will provide the same benefits. Be wary of anything after 7 p.m., as watering too late can lead to increased growth of fungus and bacteria.
We, at Ground Source, pride ourselves on being your Orlando irrigation specialists. If you need a new installation, or even just a repair give us a call at 407-378-5366.