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Loving Your Little Landscape

I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.



Loving Your Little Landscape

A Lot Of Droughts Where You Live? 2 Ways To Keep Your Lawn Watered

by Charlotte White

If you live in an area that has frequent droughts, this can wreak havoc on a lawn. Fortunately, there are many ways you can keep your lawn watered so it will not turn brown and die. Keep reading to learn about two options to help you make a choice on what you would like to use for your yard.

Sprinkler System

One common way to keep a yard watered is to install a sprinkler system. These systems work well because you can set them at an arc to cover a wider area. If you have a very large yard, you should consider purchasing an extra system so your entire yard is covered with water. If you have flower gardens planted nearby, these can also be watered. 

When it comes to sprinkler systems, there are different types of heads you can choose from. One is a spray irrigation head, which works well if you have a small yard. This is because these heads will not spray water enough in a larger yard. The spray is also misty, so it can easily be blown away while it is watering your lawn. If you live in a neighborhood that experiences a lot of wind, this may not be the best option for you. 

There are rotary sprinkler heads that work well for larger lawns. These can spray water at a much wider span to cover an entire lawn. The water also comes out slower and in a stream so it cannot be easily be blown away if you have a lot of wind. This also means you will not waste a lot of water. 

Drip Irrigation System

Another way to keep your lawn watered is to use a drip irrigation system. One type of drip irrigation system has tubes that are buried into the ground. The tubes are perforated, and water drips out of the holes a small amount at a time. These are not buried deep in the lawn, but they are deep enough that you will not have to worry about disrupting the tubing when you mow.  

Most drip irrigation systems are set up on a timer so you can choose when the system turns on and when it turns off. This will save you a lot of time, and you will not waste a lot of water. The irrigation system is connected to a waterspout that is outside of your home. 

Hire a professional to install the sprinkler system or drip irrigation system for you to ensure it is installed correctly. Reach out to a sprinkler system installation service near you to learn more.