Irrigation Tips for a Lush Lawn

irrigation tips- Gainesville lawncare

A lush, green lawn adds beauty to your home and invites you to kick off your shoes and relax, but achieving that emerald green expanse of grass can be harder than it seems. At Mr. Tree and Lawn Service, we see firsthand that one of the most common reasons for lawn problems is irrigation. Insufficient grading, lack of proper drainage, and poorly designed sprinkler systems can all sabotage your goal of the perfect lawn. Read on for some irrigation tips that will help your summer lawn look fantastic.

  • Mow your lawn regularly. Neat, regularly maintained grass requires less water than an overgrown lawn. We offer affordable residential lawncare for a great price, so contact us to get started and save your time for better things!
  • The most proactive way to prevent irrigation problems is to landscape with your lot, not against it. Instead of fighting the natural topography of your yard, you should design around it. Notice which areas drain quickly and which ones stay damp, as well as which areas are shady vs. sunny. Using this knowledge, you can choose plants that will thrive in each area.
  • Mulch around trees and bushes to help prevent moisture from evaporating in the Gainesville heat.
  • Check your sprinkler system to ensure that you’re actually watering your lawn and plants and not the sidewalk, driveway, or anything else.
  • Water early in the morning or late in the evening. Watering in the middle of the day is less beneficial to your lawn and wastes money and water. Midday heat causes the water to evaporate too quickly for your grass to absorb it.

If you are looking for a lawncare company in Gainesville, Florida, give us a call at 352-682-4444!

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