A Lawn-Happy Nation with the Right Irrigation

October 21, 2013 | Lawn Care, posted by Sasha

Depending on the size of your lawn and what kind of plants you grow, there is a different irrigation system that can fit your needs. Using the right kind of irrigation system for your lawn and landscape can help you save money, time, and water!

Types of Irrigation:

  • Microirrigation systems (also known as drip irrigation). An above ground watering system that is recommended for shrubs, dwarf fruit trees, and other small plants. This can deliver low-pressure water at a consistent pace, keeping the roots moist without overwatering. Microirrigation systems are at risk of damage from freezing weather and clogging.

  • Flood system (or jet systems). Like the name, the flood system works to flood the earth with water. This type of system is recommended for plants that are prone to disease like roses, fruit trees, and groundcover plants like ivy, clover, and periwinkles. Flood systems are recommended for flat landscape and need an abundant water source.

  • Spray irrigation systems. This type of system is the one where sprinklers tend to pop up from the ground and sometimes they rotate. They still work well with low pressure and this system is recommended for small regular shape lawns and landscape. Spray irrigation systems run the risk of wasting water, this sprinkler system needs very careful placement.

  • Rotary sprinklers. Ideal for lawn and turf. High water pressure is recommended for the best results and requires regular maintenance.

Keep in mind that how frequently you water, when you water, and how much you water can also affect the health of your lawn. If you have any questions about lawn care, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Grass Outlet!