How to Adjust Your Sprinkler System for Fall
As fall progresses, though, you’ll find that your lawn doesn’t need as much water, and you need to adjust your sprinkler system to meet the decreased needs of your yard.
As a general rule, your lawn needs an average of two inches of water per week during a hot, dry summer and a ½ inch per week during fall.
If you need help determining the exact amount of water your lawn needs, contact the Professional Irrigation Systems team. We’ll help you get your sprinkler system adjusted for fall and ensure your lawn stays healthy.
When to Stop Watering Your Lawn
Conditions tend to vary, especially in the Midwest, but you can follow these general rules for when to stop watering your plants in fall weather:
- Continue to provide supplemental moisture as needed until the ground freezes
- If you receive one inch or more of precipitation per week, you don’t need to water
- During times when the weather is warm and dry, water a few times a week
- If you have a new lawn or one that has been overseeded, you need to maintain regular watering practices for root establishment and growth promotion.
Install a Rain Sensor
The rain sensor will shut off a scheduled watering session if the grass already has enough water, and you don’t have to worry about oversaturating your lawn.
Prepare for winterization
Sprinkler winterization usually takes place from September through November. Your lawn doesn’t need as much or any water from your sprinkler system, so it’s the perfect time to schedule a sprinkler winterization appointment with Professional Irrigation Systems.
Your sprinkler system is an investment, so you should treat it like one. Leave it to the professionals to winterize your sprinkler system. They’ll get it done right, and you can rest easy knowing your system will perform optimally when spring rolls back around.
Schedule a sprinkler fall winterization service appointment with one of our expert technicians today and have one less thing to worry about come spring.