dreamstime_xxl_11801197The lawn of your business is one of the first parts of your business that new customers see, so it’s important that it’s in good condition when they stop by. However, it can be a double-edged sword. Water it too little and they’re greeted with dead grass.  Water it too much and they’ll judge you for using too much water. If you’re not going with a smart irrigation system, here are three things that a commercial landscaping company has to consider when dealing with a traditional sprinkler system.

Timing

The best time to water your business’ lawn is early in the morning. 4 am is usually a good idea because there’s very little wind and the water has time to soak into the ground before the sun comes out. You shouldn’t water at night because that give fungus longer to take hold and propagate. Watering in the middle of the day is also bad because much of the water evaporates in the hot Texas sun before it can soak in.

Frequency

Watering just a couple of times a week is ideal. If you water too often, the grass gets “lazy” and doesn’t send its roots down far enough looking for water. With shallow roots it will turn brown if there’s ever a drought and your sprinklers are down.

Duration

irrigation 1Lawns need about an inch of water a week, but that changes depending on the time of year and how bad the heat is. Make sure to pay attention to the weather and delay the sprinklers if it’s about to rain.

Irrigation systems for lawns can be tricky. Water too little and the grass dies, water too much as you’re wasting water. The best way that you can make the most of your water usage is to call a professional commercial landscaper like Landscape Solutions to take care of your sprinkler system. Contact us today!