Summer Irrigation: Effective Ways to Water Your Lawn or Garden
- July 17, 2019
Here in the hot sweltering heat of our Texas summers water is vital for the survival of our lawn and garden plants. Keeping your grass watered is key to achieving a beautiful yard and preventing weeds from sprouting up. But which summer irrigation method should you choose? There’s more than one way to keep your yard and garden watered during the dog days of summer.
This is a very common method used in commercial and local greenhouses to keep trees, and shrubs watered regularly. Drip irrigation systems allow you to direct water to the desired location without watering weeds at the same time. You can even hook it up to a timer so that you don’t have to worry about turning it on and off. You can purchase drip irrigation supplies here or do it yourself by punching holes in a regular garden hose.
If you have a small yard or garden and want something simple and cheap, try out a bottle sprinkler.
If you have a large garden, then you know what a pain it is to water everything using a watering can, especially in this Texas heat. Sprinklers make this duty a lot easier but has one huge drawback — it also waters your weeds. Thankfully some genius gardener came up with an idea that can water your plants but not the weeds without using a sprinkler. For this method, you will either need an unglazed flower pot or a 5-gallon bucket.
Many gardeners and farmers around the country use this method for a variety of reasons. All they consist of is a large object that can collect rainwater from your downspouts. This can be as simple as a horse trough or a store-bought collection system. Either way, it’s a great method to harvest your own water and reduce your environmental impact. Store-bought varieties will usually come with a spigot already installed. Just hook up a hose and you can either attach a sprayer to it or turn it into a drip irrigation system.
If you are looking for a summer irrigation system that requires the least amount of work, then a professional underground system is for you. Most suburban homes and commercial properties use these to keep their grass happy and healthy all year without lifting so much as a finger. At Choice Home & Commercial Services we provide professional sprinkler installation to take the work and worry out of your hands. Once installed, our technicians will show you how to set it up; you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to water your lawn again.