sprinklerYou can water your lawn automatically! Choose a system and timer that lets you:

  • Water parts of your property independently
  • Program which days you water
  • Increase or decrease the length of watering time
  • Purchase a soil moisture sensor to monitor moisture levels to ensure optimal plant growth
  • Purchase a rain sensor to automatically stop watering during rain periods

Irrigation System Tips:

  1. puddleChange your settings on the irrigation controller to suit seasonal weather conditions. Over-watering is most common during the spring and fall.
  2. Water your property according to sun or shade exposure and soil type.
  3. Inspect your irrigation system for leaks, broken or clogged heads, and other problems.
  4. Ensure sprinkler heads are distributing water evenly.
  5. Never water driveways or other hard surfaces or structures.
  6. Do not cut your grass too short – shorter grass requires more water.
  7. Look for indicators that your lawn needs watering. These include grass turning a bluish-gray colour, dry soil and footprints remaining in the grass.
  8. When you water your property:
    • Water early morning to reduce evaporation and avoid fungus growth and mould.
    • Let the water soak in. If water puddles due to dry or compacted soil, stop watering and allow time for it to seep into the ground.
    • Less is more. Watering too much and too often can cause plants to have shallow roots. This leads to weed growth, it attracts pests, and makes plants susceptible to disease or fungus.
Complementary Content