One of the big mistakes new homeowners make in their lawn maintenance routine is overwatering their grass. When somebody is dealing with an irrigation system for a piece of property for the first time, there seems to be a misconception that as long as the property isn’t visibly flooding, there’s no such thing as overwatering.
To those less experienced with the workings of a home irrigation system, winterization could seem like useless maintenance that lazy sprinkler companies use to make a quick buck in the cold months when business is slow. But winterization is actually one of the most important maintenance processes that your sprinklers need.
If you’re a complete newbie to the world of irrigation, and making sure that your grass is properly watered, you might not know how your sprinklers actually work. Under the surface of your sprinkler heads are pumps, valves and pipes that bring water from your source out to the dirt under your lawn.
Owning a large property is a hassle in and of itself, but when it comes time to keep the grass of that property healthy and green, it can feel like fighting an uphill battle. It’ll always feel like the sun is hitting it harder, like the grass is drying faster than you can keep up with it and that the foot traffic is just unmanageable. This is especially true on Long Island where golf courses and wineries are abundant. So what can you do to make your life watering a bigger property easier?
When somebody sees your property, the first thing they’re going to notice isn’t going to be the architectural inspiration of your house or the freshly paved driveway. It’s going to be the way your lawn looks. On Long Island, the appearance of your lawn is more like an unspoken competition than anywhere else in the country. And what compliment feels more satisfying than, “Wow, you have a beautiful lawn”?
One of the most common issues we see from our customers who are first time home owners, or are just creating or maintaining a lawn for the first time is the rate at which their grass grows.
Greener, More Efficient Ways to Grow Your Lawn