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Monitor Irrigation During Rainy Months

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 29 July , 2015

The fall months in San Diego can be variable with respect to rainfall. If you are watering your yard on a timer, it is important to adjust your watering schedule so that you do not oversaturate your lawn and waste water.

Juniper Landscape Company has some tips to help you weather the fall rains and enjoy the shorter, cooler days of this time of year without overwatering your lawn.

  • Monitor your irrigation patterns. You may have your sprinklers on a timer or you may be watering at the same time every day. Analyze the watering patterns you use to see if you could cut back.
  • Bursts of heat from Santa Ana winds may cause you to need more water at times, but be sure to cut back again when the need dies down. You must pay attention not only to temperature but also to winds and relatively humidity levels. Low humidity and high wind coupled with high temperatures can quickly destroy plants.
  • The Be Waterwise calculator can help you estimate how long you need to water during each season of the year. Use this or other technology to help you fine-tune your lawn watering needs. If your timer allows it, you can program a “rain delay” that you can use on days when precipitation is expected. The calculator will help you determine how long to leave your sprinklers on each day.
  • Group plants based on water needs so that you can water collectively. This way, when you have a group of plants that needs more water, you can target only that group for extra attention.
  • Choose a high ratio of low-water or drought-tolerant plants that will thrive even when there is little precipitation in order to save on watering your yard.
  • Check your watering system for leaks periodically. Even a small leak can cause you to waste a great deal of water.
  • Additionally, consult with an expert like those at Juniper Landscape Company in San Diego when you plan your landscaping. An expert can often find plants that will help you create a low-water landscaping plan or plans that can be watered simply with a soaking hose or other controlled watering system.

Juniper Landscape Company works with San Diego homeowners to help them find the right plants for all their landscape needs. Contact them today to learn more about designing the right yard or garden for your home or business.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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