To have a dense and bright green meadow is the dream of all of us who have a garden. Enjoying a perfect lawn requires certain practices that we already advanced in this post, but today we want to delve into the key to make it possible: surface irrigation of our green corner.
How to water the lawn
Although it is often said that the lawn needs 20 liters per square meter per week, specifying what amount of water and what exact watering time is necessary to have a lawn in the condition is not possible, because it depends on conditions as different as the characteristics of the garden, the type of lawn or the climate of the place where it is located. However, we can make some general specifications, such as the following
– It is necessary to water with an adequate amount of water, that is, we cannot do it at a higher rate than the soil is capable of absorbing. The land can be more or less dry, more or less clayey or sandy, with greater or lesser drainage capacity, etc., so we insist that we have to adapt the flow to the rate at which the soil can absorb water. The aim is to get the soil well moistened after irrigation, but not waterlogged, taking into account that we must use more water in sandy soils and less in clay soils.
– The best time to do this is first thing in the morning. If it is not possible, it can also be done in the late afternoon, although this strip favors the appearance of fungi. It is essential that the sun does not hit hard because it could burn the grass by making a ‘magnifying glass effect’ when its rays pass through the water drops. In addition, in the central hours of the day, the water evaporates earlier and we lose effectiveness. So, first thing in the day, perfect.
– In normal soil, we will water every other day in spring, daily in summer, twice a week in autumn, and once every three weeks in winter.
– As for the method, we can use the hose or automatic watering through sprinklers or diffusers. The hose is in disuse because it needs our time and presence, apart from the fact that it does not guarantee a uniform watering, so the sprinkler is the best option. Today we will focus on the benefits of the oscillating sprinkler, since these sprinklers ensure continuous and highly accurate watering, preventing puddles from forming.
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Surface Watering for Lawns and Oscillating Spray
Sprinkler irrigation is the most widely used system for watering the lawn because it provides homogeneous watering, helps us save because it uses the necessary water -no more, no less- and at the same time allows us to spend our free time on other tasks that are more rewarding.
In the market we can find different solutions such as static, oscillating, rotating, intermittent sprinklers, etc., but what advantages does the oscillating system offer? There is no doubt that the best irrigation for lawns, gardens, orchards, and fields is the rain that nature provides. In this sense, oscillating sprinkler irrigation offers the most similar characteristics to rain because it uses an arm that rests on the ground and oscillates, throwing up and down a fan of water that falls gently and naturally on the lawn, unlike other sprinklers that produce a greater impact on the lawn and land. Thus, for a very reduced price, we can enjoy a practical, efficient, precise, comfortable, and reliable watering system.
Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff.