Seasonal Landscape Tips
landscape has different needs during each season. Use the
tips in this section to help keep your yard
healthy year round.
Use these tips to keep your landscape healthy no matter
what the season.
sprinkler heads so they don't spray walls, driveways or
the most efficient types of nozzles and irrigation clocks
the sprinkler system weekly and immediately replace broken
or missing sprinklers with identical parts
best results, shoot for "head-to-head" coverage.
That means the spray of one sprinkler should reach
of the sprinkler closest to it. Make sure grass does not
block the spray. Level all sprinkler heads
to grade to prevent
spray blockage or tripping hazards.
your irrigation clock seasonally and comply with Mandatory
a drip irrigation system to water trees and shrubs and water
appropriately. Experts agree that running
less frequently is much better for plants than daily watering.
how many minutes you can run your spray irrigation system
before water begins to run off the property.
Stop the cycle
at that point. Allow the water to fully absorb before running
areas in the shade about 30 percent less than sunny areas.
tune watering times for each station to account for different
watering requirements due to exposure,
shade and sprinkler
eliminate runoff, set your irrigation clock to cycle 2 to
4 start times (no longer than 5 minutes each),
apart to allow water to soak into the soil. For example:
water 3 times for 4 minutes, instead of
12 minutes all at