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Andover, MA 01810

 
 
 
 

 

Save water and money with Lawn Sprinklers , Irrigation , and Drip Iirrigation

Divide By Zones

Different plants need different amounts of water. Divide your yard into separate lawn irrigation / sprinkler zones so the grass can be watered separately and more frequently than ground covers, shrubs and trees.

Keep It Balanced

Put measuring cups in various places around your lawn and run your lawn sprinkler / irrigation heads for 15 minutes. This will give you an idea of how much water the grass is getting and where from your lawn sprinkler / irrigation system. You’re looking for about one to two inches—depending on the soil—evenly distributed. An underground lawn sprinkler / irrigation system is the very best way to be make sure the lawn is evenly covered.

Waste Not, Want Not

The greatest waste of water comes from applying too much, too often—much of it runs off and is never absorbed. Instead of watering for one long continuous session, try splitting the lawn sprinkler / irrigation watering time into shorter periods and take 15-minute breaks in between each session. This will let the water soak in, while minimizing runoff.

Watch The Clock

Water between 5am and  8am — when the sun is low, winds are calm and temperatures are cool. Midday watering tends to be less efficient because of water loss due to evaporation and windy conditions during the day. Watering in the evening isn’t a good idea either because lawn areas and plant leaves can remain wet overnight—an open invitation for fungus to grow. With lawn sprinkler / irrigation watering in the morning, you give the leaves a chance to dry out during the day.

Adjust The System to the Season and Be Rain Smart

Adjust your lawn sprinkler , irrigation , and drip irrigation system as the seasons and weather change. You can also install a shut-off device that automatically detects rain or moisture. These devices are inexpensive and let you take advantage of nature’s free watering service. Any irrigation system new or old must have a rain sensor and in some towns is now mandatory.

Water Only What Grows

If you have an underground lawn sprinkler , irrigation , drip irrigation system, make sure the heads are adjusted properly to avoid watering sidewalks and driveways. A properly adjusted sprinkler head should spray large droplets of water, not too fine of a mist spray pattern, to minimize evaporation and wind drift.

 

We offer lawn sprinkler system design, sprinkler installation, drip irrigation systems, rain and money saving retrofits to existing lawn irrigation systems. We service Andover, North Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, and adjacent towns in the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire. You will not find a better company to work with than Low Cost Sprinklers. You really need and really should call us today (978) 885-9511